Have you met our new puppies (now nine months old) at Heartland Farm. They are litter mates (now neutered) from our neighbor’s farm: a mix of Brittany spaniel and Australian Blue Heeler: Lennie (male) and Lily (female – with the white streak on her nose).
While the group decided they still preferred the traditional method of knitting over the Knook (knitting with a crochet hook) they still enjoyed the rest of their time at the Farm – especially with the alpacas! Here Goldylocks is trying to get into one of the ladies’ pockets!
Everyone enjoyed the day!
Another of the fiber works at Heartland Farm is Sr. Mary Ellen spinning alpaca fleece. The Russell group found watching her fascinating.
All of these fiber programs have been fun to offer and take during the winter months.
Our February program was a Winter Labyrinth Walk. Sr. Marilyn gave a short program on walking the Labyrinth, and then the participants went out for a prayerful walk into the center of the labyrinth mowed into our pasture, time for reflection in the center, and then the walk out. Everyone then came back to the Straw Bale Art Studio, for a cup of warm cocoa, and to share ideas and reactions to the program.
Sr. Marilyn is explaining about the labyrinth to the group of interested persons in the first picture.
Walking the path of the labyrinth.
We enjoyed having some of the boy scouts and their leaders visit and camp at Heartland Farm the week-end of Feb. 17-19th. They made their camp site here, and visited Fort Larned and the Santa Fe Trail museums during their Winter Camp Out. Attached are pictures.
In January we had a program entitled FiberSpace, on weaving. these three women wove their own shawls – and then modeled them for us!
Above, Janet and Catherine from the Wichita area model their woven shawls.
Below, Kim from Great Bend is wearing her woven shawl with joy!
As you can see, WordPress added the first insert to my blog since Feb. 2011. I have very much catching up to do! I will probably do most of it by pictures. Hope you enjoy these pictures from Heartland Farm Events during 2011!
The first week of June, 2011 was exciting, with 9 boys and girls coming every week day for day camp. they quickly took to the alpacas..and the alpacas to them!
oldy locks enjoying a hug!
She even let one youngster take a nap on her softly-fleeced shoulder!
The grey alpaca with the white face was born in May, 2011, and named “Heri” which, in Swahili means happy. When the children came for camp and we told them his name was Heri, they quickly said: “Harry Potter” and that has been his name since then! The brown alpaca behind him is Dinah, his mother, and behind her, is Trissie, his grandmother!