First of all - remember that this weekend is Franklin County's FiberTwist. I will be at the marketplace on Saturday all day and we're hoping to tour a couple of farms on Sunday. If you're coming, which I hope many people are, and want to visit the Scarecrows in the Park, they are at the intersection of Routes 5 and 10 in Bernardston, MA. Bernardston is the last town in Massachusetts and just off Route 91 - about 15 minutes north of Deerfield where the FiberTwist Marketplace is.
The other night, I walked up the road with Julia...
....to find The Farmer moving the portable electro-net fences. By the end of the day, the sheep are ready for a new section of grass. Do you see the difference in the color of the grass? The tan they have eaten off and the green is their new meal. We don't overgraze a field so the pasture can grow back quickly.
The scene is so pastoral and beautiful. I know the sheep don't see it that way. They are just trying to fill their stomaches. But we like to watch them graze quietly.
And then the sun went down and we left them to their business.
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.