ASAP NANNIES FOR SALE:
There are 7 dry milking nannies for sale.
Have been with a Billy, but NOT guaranteed to be bred.
Have some Alpine and Obersali in them (mixed milking breeds).
NOT CURRENTLY MILKING.
$100 each, or will negotiate price if you want a part or the whole group.
Person selling has no phone, so contact me if you are interested.
ASAP, or they will need to go to the sale barn.
BILLY GOATS FOR SALE (jonne lemieux firstname.lastname@example.org)
One is a very sweet black "alpine"
One is a beautiful long haired silver white "la mancha".
They are both guaranteed to have hornless offspring
Come from good milkers.
Both would be excellent 4-h projects-they are halter trained
They were born last spring,
I have their mothers and I know their ancestry 4 generations back.
CONTACT JONNE DIRECTLY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ONE OF HER BILLIES.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Monday, July 18, 2011
What a magnificent year!! Attendance was wonderful this year. Unfortunately, on Saturday, we had some terrible weather that damaged some tents and some vendor’s wares. Nevertheless, several vendors said that this was one of their best shows of the year so far. We had fewer vendors but overall the quality was delightfully high and customers raved about the product and service all provided. "We'd rather have fewer vendors with higher quality than many vendors with commercial items for sale!"
Hannah Doney of Colorado Springs won the Sid Sharples Raffle Spinning Wheel this year. She’s sent us some pictures that we’ll post on the blog later today.
Without help, this year’s festival would not have happened. Here’s a small note of appreciation. KRZA radio sponsored us with radio spots throughout the weeks leading up to the festival. The City of Monte Vista Parks and Rec Dept. provided the park, the stage, and the garbage cans that were packed full by the end of the weekend. Monte Vista Coop sponsored us with tables and chairs under the big tent that were especially important for our musical performance and pancake breakfasts. Laura Murphy of Wildethyme Art helped with marketing efforts getting our press release to hundreds of media organizations over the web and in print. Valley Publishing put our press release on the front page of the Lifestyles magazine the week before the festival. Denny Wallace of Gypsy's Rest put up the big tent (with several people helping) for the third year in a row. Amber, Christie, and Melissa helped immeasurably with the Information Booth. There are many more people that belong on this list, especially each and every person who helped hold the big tent or a vendor tent or chased after retail products rolling through the park during Saturday's storm.
We’re very pleased to announce that beginning SLVFest 2012, Laura Murphy and Steph Lenzini of Wildethyme Art will be taking over administration of the festival. We’ll be working together to achieve a smooth transfer over the next couple months. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Laura and I started the festival together five years (and a lifetime) ago. I’m confident that the festival is in good hands with these two at the reigns. It will be a joy to have the opportunity to be a vendor at SLVFest 2012 as Wonderland Fiber. I look forward to seeing you all there!
Friday, April 29, 2011
We have New Vendors since my last update:
- "the Felted Dog" from Pueblo, will be joining us this summer! They carry purses, needle-felted ornaments and decorations, felted soap, nesting cones, and re-purposed wool dog toys. They also have a selection of handmade, gourmet dog treats, and cotton dog collars too! This will be their first fiber festival, and we're so very excited to have them join us.
- We're also welcoming Ron of "The Buffalo Wool Co." from Kennendale Texas. The Buffalo Wool Company makes yarns and garments from the American bison (Buffalo Gold yarns). Check them out online before you get to meet them in person: thebuffalowoolco.com
We have more returning vendors who have confirmed they'll be there to party with us again in 2011:
- Kim, owner of The Yarn Gallery and Cat Mountain Fiber Arts, will be joining us for another great summer event! If you haven't seen Kim's booth, you're in for a treat! She carries hand dyed yarn and fiber. She's also a dealer of Schacht Spindle Company Equipment. Check out her online offerings and sign up for her monthly newsletter: www.catmtn.com/tyg-online
- Dee Dee will be back with her wonderful Blessed Brews coffee cart. She makes wonderful hot and cold coffee drinks, shaved ice, teas, and delicious muffins!
We received word back from the Monte Vista Chamber that our Spinning Wheel Raffle is a go for this year! This is our fourth spinning wheel give away. It's very exciting...
We're giving away a very well preserved Sid Sharples Bulky Spinner. It was built in the mid 70's. This wheel is quite beautiful. It's not a traveling wheel, but the foot print isn't giant either. The wheel is about a foot across and 18" deep. The bobbin (only one) will hold at least a pound of spun yarn. The orifice is at least an inch across. The leather drive band is in great shape. This handmade wheel is quite beautiful. This will be the perfect wheel for novelty and large scale production spinning! I'll post pictures and links to ticket sales very soon.
We are going to do more give-aways starting mid-May up until the festival. Stay tuned... ;) and thanks for reading.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Skein Train LLC
On-the-Farm/Internet/Mobile Yarn Shop
PO Box 468
La Plata NM 87418
Thursday, December 3, 2009
From what my research has uncovered, this is a Canadian production wheel. It's in really good shape. The wheel is stout, and I've oiled it since taking these pictures. The legs do not seem to be original and will probably need to be replaced. The wheel would work if the legs were properly set. They're too far apart for the footman. I can make the wheel spin and work with part of the footman on the floor. It spins smoothly. The metal detail make this wheel both beautiful and difficult to part with. The orifice is small, maybe 3/8ths of an inch. It would spin fine and fast and a LOT if it were fixed up. There's only one bobbin. I'm asking $200 for this lovely. If it must be shipped, the shipping is the buyers responsibility.
Please send a note to email@example.com with any questions. More Pictures:
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Check back often... There will be a spinning wheel posted very soon.