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Pull up a rocker on the porch and we'll talk about the sheep, alpacas, chickens, gardens, and other farm and fiber happenings here at Jacob's Reward Farm. Got your knitting or your spinning wheel handy? Great, let's go!
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Episode 9 - Happy New Year!

Episode 9 - Happy New Year!

2010-01-0800:51:53

A little delayed, but ready to kick off a new year in style!  Today wetalk about the holiday season just past - the good, the bad, and theaesthetically challenged:Tragedy: Esther and EliRescue Great Pyrenees? www.txgreatpyreneesrescue.orgShotgun practiceSick alpacasCover article in The Allen ImageSpinning for www.txolan.org Alpaca ShowWinter Fiber Fun Retreat from www.FancyFibers.comNew chickens and Chicken Sponsor Program (http://www.jacobsreward.com/jr_chickens.htm)Spring picnic with storytelling, date TBAAnd a lot of miscellaneous other stuff.  So blessed to have you along with me for a visit in the Little RedBarn!  Pull out your knitting or spinning, and let's catch up...
Episode 8 - Road to Boerne

Episode 8 - Road to Boerne

2009-11-1900:56:30

In this episode, three fiber fans visit together on the road home fromthe Kid N Ewe Fiber Fest in Boerne, TX.  Mary, Laurie and I talk aboutlots of things we saw and did during the three-day festival including:Hokett Would Work: would.work@yahoo.comJim Hokett's gorgeous wooden weaving and spinning tools.575.854.3451www.SpinningStrawIntoGold.comChristine O'Harawww.Spinolution.comwww.Brooksfarmyarn.comwww.FiberLady.com - handpainted bamboo rovingswww.texasalpacaranchers.orgSTAR - State of Texas Alpaca Rancherswww.WylieTexas.govWylie Art Festival, December 5www.fancyfibers.comWinter Fiber Retreat, February 5-7, 2010We had such a great time at Kid N Ewe this year.  We hope to be back again next year.  Thanks for listening!!Cindywww.jacobsreward.comwww.jacobsreward.blogspot.comRavelry: JacobsRewardTwitter:  JacobsReward
Wow.  I'm still recovering from our incredible party this pastweekend!  I want to thank everyone who made it the blast that it was:George and Sue Merritt, musiciansGene and Peggy Helmick-Richardson, storytellers(twicetellers.com)Alta Mantsch, caterer(tastyeatsathome.wordpress.net)Emma Telisak, VideographerManual Labor of Love specialists: Laurie, Hayden, Jennifer and DonnaEveryone who came and brought food and spinning, knitting, crafting ofany sort, and who soaked up the top-drawer entertainment and sunshine -friends old and new.Upcoming Events:Huffhines Art Trails(huffhinesarttrails.com)October 24, 25, 20091500 Apollo Road, Richardson, TXMeet the Processor/Fiber Harvest DaySunday, November 1Lynn, Jim and Deanie Snell(spinderellas.com)Kid 'N Ewe and Llamas, TooBoerne, TXNovember 13-15, 2009Visit our blog: www.jacobsreward.blogspot.comor our webpage: www.jacobsreward.comOn Ravelry and Twitter, I'm JacobsReward
What an incredible fall we have shaping up!  In this episode I detail all the amazing things going on around the farm in the coming weeks:Fiber Harvest hand delivered by our processor:Spinderella's Fiber Mill - www.spinderellas.com"Spinning Yarns" Storytelling Day with great food, live music and old Texas yarns told by the Peggy and Gene - www.twicetellers.comThe Kid N Ewe and Llamas, Too Fiber Festival in Boerne, TXwww.kidnewe.com2010 Shares Available:  Current shareholders have until October 31 to reserve a share, and then on November 1, all remaining shares will be open to the public.My sound quality needs some improvement, and I could use some advice about that.  Hope it's not too distracting.Remember:  Life's uncertain - Spin dessert first!
Episode 5 - Flying Solo

Episode 5 - Flying Solo

2009-08-3100:39:37

This week, you and I do morning chores together, look over what's on myneedles, and discuss upcoming events here at the farm.  Let's top offour coffee, pull up a chair on the porch and enjoy this incredibleweather!  Farm on!In this show I mention these cool sites:www.kipingitreal.com where Jackie has a cool site and a cool podcast.www.fiberfarm.com where my mentor, Susie Gibb's awesome farm has a cyber home.www.Ravelry.com where knitters in the know hang out and partywww.kidnewe.com about the wonderful fiber fest in Boerne, TX (this site has been having issues - sorry if it won't come up.).And please drop by our sites if you'd like:www.jacobsreward.comwww.jacobsreward.blogspot.comGod bless,Cindy xo
JRFF - Best Laid Plans

JRFF - Best Laid Plans

2009-08-0200:39:37

Another fun sit-down with our friend Mary Berry of www.fancyfibers.com.  We discuss:Best Laid Plans- we were supposed to be picking up Mary's new goats,Weather woes,Fun at the Feed Store,Animals waiting all over Texas,Urbanites detached from the natural cycles and seasons,Finding balance with the natural rhythm of life,Fine tuning the business - cleaning fiber,Shearing,Room to grow.Enjoy!  Check our our daily updates on the blog: www.jacobsreward.blogspot.com
Today I visited with Shareholders Chris Ingle and Carol Waller as we enjoyed the coolness of the Red Barn. We talk about CSAs, local production, and why it's so much fun on the farm. Plus a reminder: Spinning in the Red Barn the third Saturday of every month at 10 AM.
Episode 2 - Think Local

Episode 2 - Think Local

2009-06-2300:18:20

I'm joined by my right hand farm-hand, daughter Emma, as we discuss muddy alpacas, dog beds, beaded suri yarn, local farmers, and a teen blog.
Episode 1 - Road Trip

Episode 1 - Road Trip

2009-06-1500:10:25

Thanks for dropping by for our very first "test" podcast episode. In our inaugural episode, Mary Berry and I give a brief account of our trip to Auxvasse, MO to visit Ann Mayes, and pick up our four new suri alpaca boys, recorded live from the road.Check out these related sites:Mary Berry's Fancy Fiberswww.fancyfibers.comAnn Mayes' alpaca farm, Alpacas D'Auxvasse:www.alpacasauxvasse.com
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