A little delayed, but ready to kick off a new year in style!  Today we talk about the holiday season just past - the good, the bad, and the aesthetically challenged: Tragedy: Esther and EliRescue Great Pyrenees? www.txgreatpyreneesrescue.orgShotgun practiceSick alpacasCover article in The Allen ImageSpinning for www.txolan.org Alpaca ShowWinter Fiber Fun Retreat from www.FancyFibers.comNew chickens and Chicken Sponsor Program (http://www.jacobsreward.com/jr_chickens.htm) Spring picnic...
Published 01/08/10
In this episode, three fiber fans visit together on the road home from the Kid N Ewe Fiber Fest in Boerne, TX.  Mary, Laurie and I talk about lots of things we saw and did during the three-day festival including: Hokett Would Work: would.work@yahoo.com Jim Hokett's gorgeous wooden weaving and spinning tools. 575.854.3451 www.SpinningStrawIntoGold.com Christine O'Hara www.Spinolution.com www.Brooksfarmyarn.com www.FiberLady.com - handpainted bamboo...
Published 11/19/09
Wow.  I'm still recovering from our incredible party this past weekend!  I want to thank everyone who made it the blast that it was: George and Sue Merritt, musicians Gene and Peggy Helmick-Richardson, storytellers (twicetellers.com) Alta Mantsch, caterer (tastyeatsathome.wordpress.net) Emma Telisak, Videographer Manual Labor of Love specialists: Laurie, Hayden, Jennifer and Donna Everyone who came and brought food and spinning, knitting, crafting of any sort, and who...
Published 10/21/09
What an incredible fall we have shaping up!  In this episode I detail all the amazing things going on around the farm in the coming weeks: Fiber Harvest hand delivered by our processor: Spinderella's Fiber Mill - www.spinderellas.com "Spinning Yarns" Storytelling Day with great food, live music and old Texas yarns told by the Peggy and Gene - www.twicetellers.com The Kid N Ewe and Llamas, Too Fiber Festival in Boerne, TX www.kidnewe.com 2010 Shares Available:  Current shareholders have...
Published 10/02/09
This week, you and I do morning chores together, look over what's on my needles, and discuss upcoming events here at the farm.  Let's top off our coffee, pull up a chair on the porch and enjoy this incredible weather!  Farm on! In this show I mention these cool sites: www.kipingitreal.com where Jackie has a cool site and a cool podcast. www.fiberfarm.com where my mentor, Susie Gibb's awesome farm has a cyber home. www.Ravelry.com where knitters in the know hang out and...
Published 08/31/09
Another fun sit-down with our friend Mary Berry of www.fancyfibers.com.  We discuss: Best Laid Plans- we were supposed to be picking up Mary's new goats, Weather woes, Fun at the Feed Store, Animals waiting all over Texas, Urbanites detached from the natural cycles and seasons, Finding balance with the natural rhythm of life, Fine tuning the business - cleaning fiber, Shearing, Room to grow. Enjoy!  Check our our daily updates on the blog: www.jacobsreward.blogspot.com
Published 08/02/09
Today I visited with Shareholders Chris Ingle and Carol Waller as we enjoyed the coolness of the Red Barn. We talk about CSAs, local production, and why it's so much fun on the farm. Plus a reminder: Spinning in the Red Barn the third Saturday of every month at 10 AM.
Published 07/17/09
I'm joined by my right hand farm-hand, daughter Emma, as we discuss muddy alpacas, dog beds, beaded suri yarn, local farmers, and a teen blog.
Published 06/23/09
Thanks for dropping by for our very first "test" podcast episode. In our inaugural episode, Mary Berry and I give a brief account of our trip to Auxvasse, MO to visit Ann Mayes, and pick up our four new suri alpaca boys, recorded live from the road. Check out these related sites: Mary Berry's Fancy Fibers www.fancyfibers.com Ann Mayes' alpaca farm, Alpacas D'Auxvasse: www.alpacasauxvasse.com
Published 06/15/09