News

Weasels

It appears that we have a weasel problem. Over the span of a week, we’ve lost 6 of our hens. It started with our oldest girl, Big Brown, then moved onto the two sexlinks, then 4 ISA Browns, one of which I had to dispatch because she’d been eviscerated, but left mostly alive. Truth be told, dispatching her was…

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…and that’s a wrap.

I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to the very long summer that has been various farmers markets, and the unreal amount of work that we put into them over the past few months. We were a mainstay at the Houlton Community Market this summer, and will be again next year.  Not only did we get in a…

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Little hands series: Felted Soap

  Felted Soap Wet felting means getting your hands wet, wet felting soap means everything gets clean, especially around here, somehow, the floor gets wet, the dog gets wet, various people end up wet, Keeping a towel around might be a good idea. Felted soap is wet felted.  This is a great project for little hands but some assistance…

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New Additions!

Tuesday, May 2nd changed our lived forever.  Sometime between noon and 2pm, there was suddenly a lot of wiggling going on in Robin’s nest box (have we updated you on who Robin is?  It’s been too long since we’ve posted… lol)  We were so very excited to find a total of NINE kits wriggling and squirming and looking like…

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Little Hands: Wet Felted Geodes and wool balls

Little Hands: Here at the farm we are blessed with two very active grandbabies.  They are currently 2 ½ and 9 years old.  They can’t do all the farm tasks but they do love to be involved.  Art projects sometimes get boring, there is only so much you can do with construction paper and crayons, although we have discovered…

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Meet… Haggis!

Och, jus’ lookit the wee shaggy beastie!  Aye, Haggis be her name, and she’s  at cuddie’s affa ill-tricket, at een! (mischeivous, in case you don’t speak the Doric dialect). That’s right.  Haggis doesn’t live with us.. she lives with our dear friend Lou, not too far from Aberdeen, Scotland.  Haggis is a rescue, and was holy matted and unruly when…

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Yarn!

You heard right!  Gallifreyan Farm is so pleased and proud to be able to offer humanely harvested Angora blend yarns! We currently offer two luxurious blends of 70/30 Merino/Angora yarn: 3oz skeins of Merino/German Angora Worsted 2oz skeins of Merino/French/English Angora Sport Our yarn is milled locally in Aroostook County from our Angoras in Houlton with Merino that has been sourced…

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Humane and Ethical Fiber Harvesting

Good morning fiber lovers!  While we’re sitting on some news (which we will share with you next week), we wanted to take a moment to talk about harvesting fiber from our rabbits. PETA posted a “call to action” on their website in 2013 to boycott products made with angora wool, and for good reason.  Commercial producers overseas view their…

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Agriculture?

Indeed, we are very much looking forward to providing a great variety of veggies from our garden, but we’re not set up for winter growing at the moment.  Will we ever be?  Perhaps.  Can you imagine having fresh vegetables (that don’t come from California) year-round?  That is truly mind-blowing. In the meanwhile, all the bunnies are growing like weeds…

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Meet the Bunnies

We’ve teased you with random photos of our “fluffle“, but our bunnies aren’t just faceless, nameless wool-producing machines.  They are living creatures, each with a mind of their own, and amazing personalities.  And they are a cherished part of our family.  We constantly strive to give them bigger/better living quarters, and might give them a few too many treats…

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