Sarah Scully

Sarah is a librarian as well as an avid knitter and occasional knitwear designer. She also enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, reading, painting, and writing with fountain pens.

Black bean salad: a southwest staple for potluck perfection

It’s July here in Vermont, and that means it’s BBQ and potluck season. With so many pasta and potato salads out there, I like to mix it up and bring something less traditional to these events. One of my go-to recipes has been this southwest-inspired black bean salad. It’s easy, economical, and accommodating for many

Tour de Fleece 2018

The Tour de Fleece is an event for hand-spinners that takes place during the Tour de France. This year, I’ve joined a team in hopes of finishing off some long-neglected fiber in the stash. This year, the Tour de Fleece Runs Saturday July 7 through Sunday July 29th. There are always a bunch of teams to

20: Wild Roots – Local ingredients, inspired flavors

Owner Josh Walker, and Chef Robert Mahoney share a mission to buy, preserve, and inspire with local, seasonal ingredients raised and gathered as close to their restaurant as possible. While the constraints of seasonal cooking may be seen by some as a limitation, for Robert they provide inspiration and a creative direction year-round. Wild Roots

Rotational Grazing Tips: Portable fencing is an effective pasturing system

Since we started raising sheep back in 2008, we practiced rotational grazing to help manage our pasture and promote the health of our flock. Portable electric fencing is an easy and cost-effective way to implement this system. Rotational grazing has several goals. It is designed to promote a healthy pasture and healthy animals by promoting

Brewing Big Llama Bräu with Scott Russell

Join us for a behind-the-scenes preview as we brew Big Llama Braü, a double IPA recipe developed exclusively for Gage Hill Crafts by the Homebrew Guru himself, Scott Russell. This big New England-style IPA has a boost of hop aroma and flavor balanced by local ingredients. Vermont has a variety of flavors to offer the

19: Phil Godenschwager – Art Glass and Metalwork Artist

Phil Godenschwager has a career spanning more than 40 years. From a graphic design degree and a vague interest in stained glass work, his career has taken him through a variety of media including print design, glass restoration, mural painting, art direction for an international animatronics company, private commissions, and more recently, large public art

Build your own garden boxes

Over the years our garden has transformed from a traditional flat fenced area to one based on raised garden boxes. Raised bed gardening has many benefits: it’s easier to work at higher than ground level; raised beds are easier to keep weeded; and you can grow more in a smaller space. They’re also a great

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival: Fiber and friends

The Maryland Sheep Wool Festival is a huge event on our calendar. We had a great time at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this year, with our Vermont Natural Sheepskins booth. We had a fantastic time meeting new fans, saying hello to some of our Instagram friends, and connecting with some other fantastic makers.

18: Susan Rockwell, Master of Double Weaving

Before Susan Rockwell perfected her skills at double weaving, she first discovered the craft at a sheep and wool festival, and took to it right away. In fact, she now enjoys teaching weaving to others, as well as taking commissions and creating her own designs. Join us as we discuss Susan’s love of her craft,