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Holiday Ornaments: A tour of our collection + free pattern

From special ornaments we have kept from childhood, to the ones we’ve been given or found on our travels, we’ve amassed quite a collection. We enjoy decorating for the holidays each year, in part because our ornaments bring back so many memories and thoughts of our friends. In the...

Making Mead: Honey plus time yields a delicious beverage

We have been intending to make mead for so long that it had become something of a joke. “I’ll get to that right after we make mead.” Then this past summer whilst cleaning the basement we realized we had nearly 14 pounds of honey … and that it was...

Questions & Answers – November 2018

It’s our one-year YouTube anniversary! To celebrate we asked for your questions and in this episode, we answer them. Resources Beer and Food Vermont Brewers Association – More than 50 breweries in the state, with a map and links to more information, so you can plan your own trip....

Tasting New York Beers: Standby styles and unusual experiments

While on her recent trip to New York for the big sheep and wool festival, Sarah picked up some new-to-us beers to try. In this video, Rick and Sarah taste three beers from two different breweries and compare notes. Sarah found the first beer at a restaurant in Kingston,...

New York Sheep & Wool Festival 2018: Part 1, People

It was Sarah’s first year at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival (aka, “Rhinebeck”) and there’s lots to share. Join us for the first of two videos featuring the fiber community: other YouTubers, podcasters, makers, and designers. People mentioned in this episode: Amber Johns Eric Lutz of Sticks...

Off-season fun in Westport, Massachusetts

This weekend, we hopped in the car for a quick getaway to Westport, Massachusetts, for some off-season fun, and to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Westport may seem an unlikely destination for a vacation, but if you like the beach (and especially if you’re fond of seafood) it’s a fun...

Spinning and Shopping at the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival

Sarah’s mother (and Chief Fiber Arts Enabler) Nancy Hart joins for a chat about the 30th Annual Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival. The Vermont festival is always our favorite of the year. Held in our home village of Tunbridge, this medium-sized festival attracts vendors and fiber fans from around...

Dye wool with Queen Anne’s Lace for a subtle antique hue

Queen Anne’s Lace has long been known as an herbal remedy and natural dye source. The shades can range from yellows to greens. In this first experiment we got a very pale shade because the concentration of plant material was quite low. Gather a larger amount of flower heads...

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