We might be in the dead of winter with a big storm expected next week, but that isn't stopping us from planning for this upcoming spring! We're looking forward to planting season for trees and produce! In the meantime, we still have limited canned items available on our online store. Swing by and check it out while supplies last!
Scrub a dub dub... wool fleeces in the "tub!" Lots of beautiful longwool fleeces are currently washed and on the nets drying. Once they finish drying, they will show off their beautiful luster/sheen and be ready for processing!
If your plan doesn't work, change your plan but never your goal! Today was one of those days. Our goal is to always provide a beautiful product to all of our customers. Today we planned to have fiber being processed in the mill, however, the equipment had other plans. Instead of being fiber processors today, we were equipment mechanics! Our day might not have gone as planned, but after putting a team of minds together, searching far and wide for parts that have become increasingly hard to find due to the pandemic, and a little bit of elbow grease, we are up and running again so we can continue creating beautiful products once again!
Christmas has come to an end, but the real fun for us has just begun! It is now time to start planning for next year! This includes planning our plantings for upcoming years, cleaning up the fields, and clearing areas for the new baby trees to be planted! When farming, you need to be resourceful and aim to have little, if any waste! Yesterday, we cleared out any stumps/trimmings from the Christmas season, along with any very large unsellable trees by turning it into mulch. We then turn around and use that to bed down the trees over the spring and summer months to help keep down the weeds and provide the baby trees with "room to breathe and grow!" Its was a long day, but teamwork makes the dream work!
Three years ago on this day, we were setting up our booth space, prepping animals, and servicing our looms/spinning wheels for the PA State Farm Show! This is the first year since we can even remember that it will be a January without it, but hopefully next year we will all be able to enjoy it once again!
From the Farm...
Blue Mountain Farms and Fiber Mill
605 Lesentier Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17112