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September 7 – 8, 2019: Garden State Sheep & Fiber Festival

Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, Ringoes New Jersey, Outside Barn 3, Booth 3010 The Garden State Sheep Breeders’ Sheep & Fiber Festival is an event that has long had a focus on livestock competitions and breed conformation. Recently they’ve added more vendors and fiber arts workshops, so this event is educational...

October 5 – 6, 2019: Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival

Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, Vermont. Center aisle, Pavilion building. The Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival is a smaller event with a rich history. Set in the beautiful hills of Tunbridge during peak foliage season, the festival provides demonstrations, fiber arts workshops, live music, plus access to farm products and independent vendors...

Mead & Melomel: variation on a honey brew

In Part 1, Rick explained the simple method for making mead, an ancient beverage of fermented honey. Next Steps Today, Rick racked the mead to a freshly washed carboy to get rid of the sediment that had started to build up over the past 5 weeks. We’ll keep half...

Holiday Films: Seasonal classics, and unusual favorites

We don’t always have time to watch as many of these as we’d like, but we love our holiday films. From classic and modern adaptations of A Christmas Carol, to more off-beat selections like About a Boy, there’s something here for every audience. Please share your holiday favorites by...

Beeswax Candles You Can Pour Yourself & Great Gifts

Sarah’s mother Nancy joins for a discussion of making your own beeswax candles at home. With a few tools and some helpful tips, you can make your own delicious-smelling candles, or give them as gifts. Beeswax is a byproduct of honey production, and readily available. We suggest finding a...

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....

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