So, I’m a spinner, knitter and general fiberholic, who is excited to be starting up my own little fiber flock.  I’ll talk about my experiences here and share my lessons.  You may also see photos of new yarns that I’ve spun up, knitted items I’ve made, recipes that I really like, whatever.  I’m totally new to this, so we’ll see where it goes.

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  • 1. Kim  |  10/23/2009 at 7:58 am

    Hi Kristen,
    The goats are huddling because they are naked in the cold!
    I want to visit! Can you milk these goats? Dr. Oz is really high on goat milk. Kim

  • 2. Deb Clemens  |  10/29/2009 at 7:01 am

    Hey Kristin – nice blog! I found your link through Suzie’s page, and was a fellow contestant on the goat giveaway. I am SO happy for you and your new little flock! We are sort of neighbors, I live in Northern NY – and the whole experience of the goat giveaway has inspired me… so now I’m looking for some does to buy – and have a line on a few… hope to have my little flock in place before winter… Wanted to say good luck with your new friends, congratulations, and I’m glad it was you… you wrote an awesome essay ! deb

    • 3. countryelvis4  |  10/29/2009 at 8:10 am

      Thank you soooo much! This experience has been an incredible inspiration all around, amazing! I’m so glad you’re getting some goats too, I had a backup plan as well, since my heart was set on it I couldn’t have waited any longer to get some either. If you’re still looking for does, my friend Kim Goodling at VT Grandview Farm has young does available, there’s a link to her blog/info in the sidebar. You could also contact Jessica Dillner, at Dillner Hill Farm in northern VT. Keep in touch and let me know how it goes, from one newbie farmer to another 🙂

    • 4. Becky  |  01/02/2010 at 12:24 pm

      Just wanted to add that Jessica Dillner is a great source for beautiful Angora goats and very experienced in both the art of raising the animals and using the fiber. I started my flock with 3 of her does and now have 28 wonderful goats-many different colors and personalities. Deb-I don’t know exactly where you are in NNY but if you are near the Massena area and interested in seeing some of these beautiful creatures I would be happy to show them off. I am currently not breeding because I am at my limit of goats for now. Have you had luck finding does?

      • 5. Deb Clemens  |  01/04/2010 at 4:06 pm

        Hi Becky – I’m in Lowville (near Watertown) so think Massena is a couple of hours from here. I acquired two does this fall from a friend who didn’t want to breed them, and whose husband thought they should go bye-bye if not bred… so, she sent them to live with me and I’m breeding them. Both are colored. Hoping for some kids around April! I’d love to visit sometime – drop me an email at debjo53@hotmail.com and we’ll make a plan!

  • 6. riniray  |  01/18/2010 at 6:43 pm

    Hey, come to my blog because I just put up some new posts and one if them is verrrry interesting…………… 😉

  • 7. riniray  |  01/19/2010 at 8:03 pm

    Hey,I just put up a new post and a recipe. 🙂

  • 8. riniray  |  01/20/2010 at 7:29 am

    I put the answers to the “iclops” post! 🙂

  • 9. riniray  |  01/31/2010 at 9:43 am

    Hey, Kris we are having fun skijoring, why didn’t you come? Anyway, I put up several new posts. Why don’t you come check it out. 🙂

  • 10. riniray  |  02/13/2010 at 10:29 am

    pics are up on the pets page

  • 11. Melina  |  08/17/2010 at 7:46 pm

    Hi i saw your comment about a trailer on Jenna/cold antler farm’s blog. I have an idea of how you might be able to help that farm family in Florida. If you want to e-mail me. I’ll share the details of my idea.

  • 12. Donna  |  11/23/2010 at 3:00 pm

    I will be up in the area this weekend and wondered if you might have any fiber to sell (if anything is left from last weekend’s festival!!). I’ll be in Norwich and have the day free while my husband takes a baking class at King Arthur.

    • 13. countryelvis4  |  11/23/2010 at 3:40 pm

      Hi Donna,
      I do have fiber left 🙂 I have kid mohair/coopworth lamb blend, and kid mohair/finn blend roving and mohair/coopworth yarn, about a dk weight. Send me an email at countryelvis4@hotmail.com and we can make arrangements if you like.

  • 14. Carly Miller  |  04/14/2011 at 2:30 pm


    I have a quick question about your site. Would you mind emailing me back @ carlymiller687@gmail.com



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