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24: Mary Lake – Shepherd, Shearer, Slaughterer

These days, the sheep industry is experiencing a scarcity of slaughterhouses and trained shearers, as any experienced shepherd can tell you. So it’s rare, and wonderful, to find a woman like Mary Lake who had the interest and tenacity to learn both trades and make them into her twin...

23: Joseph Morel – Sustainable Farming at Eastman Farm

Despite growing up on a Vermont farm himself, Joseph Morel of Eastman Farm didn’t think that there would be an opportunity to continue this way of life while raising his own family. But through perseverance, developing community with neighboring farms, assistance from the Vermont Land Trust, as well as...

22: Michael Hampton – Master Knitter

Michael Hampton founded his fiber mill around the same time that we got our first sheep, which was a fortuitous coincidence. Over the years he milled several beautiful yarns for us. Recently, Michael has taken a step back from custom milling to focus on his own projects, including completion...

21: Janet Zug – Fun and functional handblown glass

Janet Zug of Zug Glass Studios has been blowing glass for over two decades. In the interview we discuss her start as a contract glassmaker with no experience and how her signature style has developed with her expertise. You can find more of Janet’s work on her website, or...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

17: Nancy & Walter Warner of The Potlicker Kitchen

Nancy Warner, founder of The Potlicker Kitchen was, in her words, so addicted to canning and making jam, that her obsession grew from a home-jamming setup to a commercial kitchen serving supermarkets and specialty grocery stores across the country. Join us for a mouth-watering conversation about beer jellies and...

16: Kate MacLean, Longest Acres Farm

Kate MacLean and her husband Nick of Longest Acres Farm in Chelsea have a familiar farmer story. Tired of working in office jobs, they visited Kate’s farming cousin in the country and fell in love with the lifestyle of hard work, fresh air, and a direct connection with animals...

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