Washington County Farm and Fiber Tour

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Mary jeanneP wrote
on Mar 15, 2010 6:50 AM

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Washington County Farm and Fiber Tour, which will take place this year on 11 different farms across Washington County, NY, April 24 & 25. The event is free and open to the public; and will run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. The fiber tour and most of the individual farms’ events will take place rain or shine; so dress for the weather.

Farmers across the county will open their operations to allow visitors of all ages to meet their sheep and lambs, goats, alpacas, llamas, and rabbits. Come learn about all aspects of breeding and raising fiber animals including shearing and fiber processing.

Some farmers will also demonstrate how they spin, dye, felt or weave with their animals’ fiber. Of course, visitors can purchase beautiful fiber products at the farms including yarn for knitting, roving and spinning for spinning, and handmade items such as felted scarves and knitted socks.

See www.washingtoncountyfibertour.org for a list of the 11 participating fiber producers and directions to their farms. The website also has a detailed hourly listing of over 35 demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on-activities planned for the two days.




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