Playing with Fiber...
After servicing everything as a family, all the fiber equipment is running!
Today was another eventful day at Blue Mountain Fiber Mill as we ran our first batch of Leicester Longwool followed by alpaca through the picker and carding machine!
Tomorrow we will be turning our roving into yarn running it through the pin drafter and spinning machines. Keep an eye out for the release of our pricing list and grand opening date!
The excitement is growing here at Blue Mountain Farms in the Fiber Mill as the electric was officially hooked up today! We have lights and juice ready to run the machines!! It was so exciting and the servicing of the equipment was a family event last night lasting beyond midnight! We are so happy we could share and document this Journey with all of you! Check back for more information on the Grand Opening of Blue Mountain Fiber Mill coming soon!
It's Hay Season...
So, summer fun, the weekend, and plans with friends on a beautiful day after a long hard week are finally here! You’re travelling down the back country road on your way to your friend’s house for a relaxing cook-out. What a great way to spend the cool, summer night. Your windows are down, your favorite song is playing, and you couldn't be happier; but, all of the sudden, you find yourself stuck in a parade of cars slowly creeping along at 12 m.p.h.
Now you’re frustrated! You’re going to be late and you’re still going 12 m.p.h. Finally, everyone gets a chance to break free of the madness to pass the cause of the back road traffic jam. As you drive past, you notice the farmer who has obviously been out all day long in the sweltering sun. As you pass, you realize he was just going from one farm to another trying to do his job, which, is never done. You remember something important and it hits you like a ton a bricks. Only 2 percent of the American population is working to feed and clothe the American population and beyond. You think about that incredible fact for a minute. Only 2 percent of the United States population made all the food you are about to go and enjoy at the cook-out.
So what can you do to help? Well, I’m asking that when you find yourself stuck in that back road traffic jam, just be a bit more patient, smile, and wave as you pass the hard working farmer. Hard as it may be, we need to try to do that because we don’t want to make an incredibly hard job any harder than it already is.
Thank you - from one of the 2% who missed his Memorial Day cook-out to make hay!
~Posted by Tyler Shaw
From the Farm...