We operate a small, homestead farm. It's primary purpose is fiber production. To that end, we raise Shetland sheep and Angora rabbits, are experimenting with local production of flax, upland cotton, and exotic fibers such as milkweed, wool processing and natural dying. We are capable of taking fiber straight from the animal (or plant) all the way through to finished product, including scour, carding/combing, dying, spinning, weaving or knitting, and sewing. We sell fiber at all of these stages: as raw fleeces, spun wool, hand-woven (or knit) scarves, shawls, mittens, hats, and bags. We custom design document-able period costume for several historical periods, including Elizabethan formal wear. As a secondary line, we sell handmade lye soaps and renewable wax candles (palm wax, beeswax, tallow, and bayberry).
We also raise a variety of animals and grow a variety of crops primarily for our own use and for sale of surplus through local markets. These include fruits and vegetables, wood for fuel, tools, and construction, chickens, ducks, geese, horses (for farm labor), both wild-crafted and domesticated herbs. We create a number of products for our own farm use, including leather-work, tack and harness, fiber tools, walking sticks and canes, leather and wood care products, ointments and balms, etc., which are also sometimes offered for sale.
Much of our business is on custom order and we emphasize unique traditional pieces over mass-production.