Save the date(s)!
In reverse order…
We are planning our next Solitude Wool Field Day: Romney. On Saturday June 15th we will be at WeatherLea Farm & Vineyard in Lovettsville, Virginia. WeatherLea is a beautiful farm with a great big bank barn for events. More info soon.
Hope you have blocked out May 5th and 6th for the 40th Anniversary of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. This is the grandmother of all sheep and wool festivals. I wonder if anyone has written the history of how it got started? I know it was Maryland Shepherds. I hope they are all beyond proud of themselves, because it is an extraordinary event. I don’t really know this, but it feels like this festival was the start of bringing back wool handcrafts and small flock shepherding from the brink of extinction. I guess I should try and find out…anyway, Solitude Wool will be there in a new location this year: D17 of the Main Exhibition Hall. Even if you are far, far away. Consider coming. It’s worth it.
On Sunday April 7th, we are going to open for visitors and sales at our corner of the (Endless Summer Harvest) warehouse in Purcellville, Virginia. Hours will be from noon to 4 pm. More information soon (interested in a spinner’s circle?).
And last and closest: On Saturday March 23rd, we will be one of the farms participating in the Uniquities Fiber Farmer’s Market. Hours are from 1 to 5 pm and it will again be at the Vienna, Virginia Community Center.