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Whats Going on!!

  • Fall on the Farm

    We just baled the last cutting of hay for the season. It is under cover. The equipment is being cleaned and repaired for storage until next summer.

    Our young hens were added to the chicken pen where everyone is getting acquainted. We raised our own chickens this year. The farmer hatched our eggs in the incubator. The hens’ nests are all clean and refreshed with new hay.

    The beekeeper has worked with our hives to prepare them for winter. The honey he processes from our bees always sells out early. We love the beekeeping and encourage others to take up the hobby.

    The sheep were sheared in July so we are ready for the Fall and Winter. Some of the sheep need to be sheared twice a year and some once a year depending on the breed. Our beautiful sheep provide wool for the yarn, roving, socks, hats( newly added to the shop), felting fiber and wool top that our customers love so much. Our wool products are locally grown, dyed on the farm, processed in America (much of it in North Carolina) and ready for our customers to enjoy. We are continually adding new colors to our wide variety of products. We invite you to shop on our website and we will ship directly to your home or visit our Red Barn Studio to shop in person. Call for an appointment to set up a special time for you.

    We have a Spin/Knit/Crochet In at the Red Barn Studio on the third Saturday of each month from 10 til 3 for a fiber sharing time. Come and relax with other fiber lovers. Shop our beautiful products and fiber tools. October 15th, November 19th and December 17th are the next scheduled events. Thank you for supporting our local business. It is a joy to share our love of fiber and farming with so many people.

  • Our Spin/Knit/Crochet In

    September 17th from 10-3 in the Red Barn Studio we welcome guests for our monthly Knit/Spin/Crochet In. Bring your projects to share with others. Relax and enjoy fiber time with like minded fiberistas. Shop our beautiful home grown yarns, rovings, socks, and fiber tools. Our sheep ….Your wool! Loving the sheep.

  • Spin / Knit / Crochet In for July

    Our Red Barn Studio is the venue for a Fiber event on the third Saturday of each month. Fiber enthusiasts are invited to join the fun, share ideas, show off their work, and relax from the work a day world. From 10 til 3 on July 16th ( this Saturday) we will host a Spin/Knit/Crochet In and be open for shopping as well! See you then!

  • Beating the heat

    Helping our animals stay comfortable in this weather has been a challenge. Electrolytes in the water help their systems, fans keep the air moving in their pens, plenty of shade is a must and making sure there is plenty of fresh water for everyone is a priority in our farm life right now. Our lambs are growing and their wool is so lovely. We have our Spin/Knit/Crochet In events on the third Saturday of each month. Joining the fiber fun will help you relax and de-stress. We look forward to seeing you at the Red Barn Studio soon. If you would like to shop without other visitors call or email for a time of your own. See you soon.

  • Summer is here

    We will be updating our website shopping with new rovings and yarns very soon. Beautiful colors and soft, squishy yarn will be there for you to order. You can come visit the Red Barn Studio to shop as well. You can call, text or email to set up a shopping time just for you. On the third Saturday of each month we have a Spin/Knit/Crochet In from 10 til 3. In June the Spin In is on the 18th.

    Our wool comes from our lovely sheep who are growing the wool for us. We have been raising sheep for about 20 years. We began with a few and now have a large herd. We have several breeds of sheep. Finnsheep make up the majority of our flock with Cormo and Icelandic rounding it out. The journey has been interesting and adventurous taking us down many trails. We have some cattle as well as chickens, guineas and honey bees. There is something happening all of the year. Farms are busy places.

  • Spring might be here now.

    Our lambing is in progress with about half of our ladies having lambed. We are looking for the rest of the lambs to arrive soon.

    The Knit/Spin/Crochet In was wonderful this past Saturday. Enjoyed the fiber Fun. Our next one will be on April 16th which is Easter weekend. We will not change the date as that confuses people. We hope you can join us. It will be from 10-3 in the Red Barn Studio on our farm.

    Enjoy the Spring weather and don’t forget to stop and enjoy all the blooms out there. It is so lovely right now.

  • March Fiber Events

    Join the Fiber Fun at Carolina FiberFest March 11 and 12, 2022 at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, N.C. in the Expo Building. The hours are 9 am until 6 pm each day. Admission is free. There are vendors with a world of fiber products, Speakers, Fiber demos, contests and workshops for four days the 10th through the 13th. Workshops are still taking registrations. Learn something new or brush up on your fiber skills. Check out the website www.carolinafiberfest.org. for all the info.

    Our Knit/Spin/Crochet in at the Red Barn Studio on our farm will be March 19th from 10-3. We will share our fiber love and visit with other fiberistas. Might see some lambs……

  • Carolina FiberFest is almost here!

    Mark your calendars for March 11 and 12, 2022. Carolina FiberFest will be at the NC State Fairgrounds in the Expo Building, 9-6 each day for fiber lovers of all ages. Free admission. You can register for workshops now on the website. www.carolinafiberfest.org. There is so much happening……Fiber to fabric competition, demos, speakers, used equipment sale, fleece sale, vendors with fiber to die for and of course..workshops!

    We look forward to seeing everyone there, in person. Masks are requested out of respect for others.

    Here on the farm, lambing season has just begun. It is a busy time of year.

    Our next Spin/Knit/Crochet In will be held in the Red Barn Studio February 19th from 10-3. Fiber lovers can join the fun, sharing ideas and showing off their creations. See you then!

  • Happy New Year!

    Join the fiber fun at our Spin/Knit/Crochet In on January 15th from 10 til 3 at the Red Barn Studio on our farm. You can relax after the holidays, share fiber talk and your projects. Shopping can also be part of the fun. We look forward to seeing you. Bring fiber items for a new year show and tell. See you then.

  • Welcome sweater weather!

    The cooler weather reminds us of the importance of wool. It is a renewable resource, warm, breathable, cozy, and soft to the touch. Besides that, the sheep producing it are so sweet. They make their way into your heart. Each one has a special personality. Until we had sheep, we were not aware of all of their personalities. It has been a joy to discover this part of farming.

    We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season. Please remember why we celebrate this season. With all the anger and turmoil in the world we need to count our blessings.

    The third Saturday Spin/Knit/Crochet In will be at the Red Barn Studio on our farm, December 18th from 10 – 3. It is a good time to join other fiber lovers and relax. Bring a project to work on or purchase one here. Show off your creativity by bringing a show and tell item. We look forward to seeing you then.

  • November

    We would like to thank all of our veterans for their service to our country. This Veteran’s Day thank a veteran you know for serving.

    Fall is here with all of the pleasures of a break in the heat. We will have our Spin/Knit/Crochet In at the Red Barn Studio on our farm November 20th from 10-3. Join the Fiber fun with other fiberistas. We will also be open November 27th from 10-3 for Small Business Saturday. We will be offering a special discount from November 20th until November 29th (Cyber Monday) both in store and online. It is 10% discount with the purchase of two items or more. Shop for gifts or for a special something for yourself. You may order through our website and have it delivered to your door or visit our shop in person. Either way you are shopping local and purchasing wool products from our sheep. We thank you and our sheep thank you!

  • Almost May Hooray!

    April flew by as we finished lambing, had shearing day and planted our garden. Whew! It has been a busy month. The farmer has been working non-stop with his many projects. Gardening is his most interesting project right now. The bees are swarming just about daily as well so the farmer’s plate is full. Our incubator is hatching for us. Never sure of the outcome of the incubator though. We will see.

    Stay healthy and enjoy life. Take time to notice the beauty God has placed around us.

  • Welcome Spring

    Spring has arrived on the farm. Most trees are in bloom or budding out. The apple trees we planted two years ago are in bloom. If we can keep the deer from eating the apples we might make some cider this year.

    Lambing is just about completed. We have been lambing for about two months now. It has been hectic but satisfying. The beekeeper has been capturing swarms already.

    Wishing everyone a Happy Easter! If you do not celebrate that momentous event we wish you the best Spring. God reminds us of his gifts everyday. Sometimes those gifts are disguised as work especially on the farm. Take time to enjoy this Spring and don’t forget to thank the One sends it to us.

  • Spring is here…we think

    The weather has been up and down, typical for March. (March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.) Our lambing time is nearing the end. The bees are very busy and it will not be long until the beekeeper robs them for the honey. Our hens all want to set and have chicks. The turkeys are getting in the same mode. There is plenty to keep us all hopping.

    We would like to thank everyone for their participation in Virtual Carolina FiberFest. Cannot wait for an in person event to see everyone. All the orders are on their way in case you ordered some of our fabulous fiber or yarn. Our website carries most of our products for you to order at your convenience.

    We have our Spin/Knit/Crochet In this Saturday the 20th in the Red Barn Studio on our farm from 10-3. Relax with other fiber lovers. Bring a project. Share your knowledge. Learn from others. Shop in the Studio. See you then. If the weather cooperates we will have outdoor seating as well as indoor seating. If you cannot join us you can call for a special time to shop.

    Here is hoping your Spring is wonderful!

  • Our CFF Demo Schedule

    We will be open from 9:00 until 6:00 each day during the event. Live from 9:00 – 12:00 and 2:00 – 4:00. We have held some open time for videos or special presentations. Our website is ready for your shopping pleasure. We are planning to be live on FB as well. See you then.

    Friday

    9:00 booth opens

    9:30 – 10:00 meet our yarn

    10:00 – 10:30meet our roving

    10:30 – 11:00 Drop Spindling

    11:00 – 11:30 visiting lambs

    11:30 – 11:50 spinning cotton

    1:00 – 2:00 lunch break

    2:00 – 2:30fiber tools

    3:00 – 3:30 talking wool

    6:00 booth closes

    Saturday

    9:00 booth opens

    9:30 – 10:00 Meet out yarn

    10:00 – 10:30 meet our roving

    10:30 – 11:00 drop spindling

    11:00 – 11:30 Visiting lambs

    12:00 – 1:00 lunch break

    1:00 – 1:45 big fiber tools

    2:00 – 2:30 graphing designs for knitting

    3:00 – 3:30 talking wool

    6:00 booth closes

    Sunday

    9:00 booth opens

    9:30 – 10:00 meet our yarn

    10:00 – 10:30 meet our roving

    10:30 – 11:00 talking wool

    11:00 – 11:30 visiting lambs

    11:30 – 11:50 spinning cotton

    12:00 – 1:00 lunch break

    2:00 – 3:00 History of Heelside Farms

    6:00 booth closes