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Farm News

The Power of Plainweave

Written by: Golden Acres Ranch
January 15, 2020

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Colorful threads in a loose weave show the unlimited variations possible
A round robin workshop designed for weavers who know how to dress a loom and want to explore the possibilities within the first basic weave structure. Investigate the effects that occur as changes are made in sett, fiber size and color combinations. The variations we will examine can easily be adapted to other weave structures. Continue reading...

Immersion Weaving

Written by: Golden Acres Ranch
January 5, 2020

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Close up of hands working a loom
Spend three days immersing yourself in learning (or reviewing) the basics of weaving. Learn how to… wind a warp dress the loom read a draft plan a project. After this workshop, you’ll be ready to continue your weaving adventure independently. Designed for beginner level but advanced beginners will not be bored. Class size is limited Continue reading...

Wethered Fainting Goats for Sale

Written by: Golden Acres Ranch
December 6, 2019

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Whethered myotonic goats make the best pets!
We have three wethered goat kids for sale. Wethered (castrated) males make great pets and you can keep them with your females. You can learn more about Myotonic Goats from our recent article, if you like. These boys are not registered livestock and we only want $200 each for them. They were all born in Continue reading...

Jilly & Kids for Sale

Written by: Golden Acres Ranch

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Jilly the Myotonic Goat and her twins on a Summer day
Jilly is a classic, standard-sized Myotonic Goat. Myotonic goats, or you might know them as Tennessee Fainting Goats are a smaller breed. They tend to be stockier than some of the others. And the black and white markings are most common. Fainting goats make great pets! They tend to be more docile and get in Continue reading...

Good Time To Plant Mayhaw Berry Trees

Written by: Golden Acres Ranch

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Mayhw Berry Trees in the pond
It’s winter and the Mayhaw Berry trees have gone dormant. So now is a good time to plant root stock. We have Mayhaw Trees, in various sizes and varieties for sale here at the ranch. From 4-gal, grafted to 1-gal seedlings, you’ll be able to start these beautiful landscape trees on your property. Drought-Tolerant, Native Continue reading...

Millstone Plantation in Tallahassee

Written by: Golden Acres Ranch
October 1, 2019

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Millstone Plantation House
The Millstone Institute for Preservation, on Lake McBride near Tallahassee, is a property that has been set aside for the benefit and education of the people of Florida. Over the years the Institute has held a wide variety of cultural events including literary readings, theatrical and musical performances, antique tours, film screenings, the Fall Weavers Continue reading...

A Sprinkling of Mayhaw Berries

Written by: Christine
April 23, 2018

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This is how the harvest begins. Some of the berries are ripe and they fall from the trees. We have various ground covers, a parachute, tarps and shade cloth, spread out to catch them from the trees that are ripening first. We’re not thrilled with the number of berries we’re seeing this year. Only about Continue reading...

Call for Participants Mayhaw Berry Festival

Written by: Christine
April 3, 2018

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Are you a local Crafts Person, Agricultural Producer, Business or Musician? Do you have an Ag-related, Nature, Community or Craft class you’d like to schedule during the Festival? Do you want to Volunteer? We would love to have you! Arts & Crafts, Ag Producers, Local Businesses and Civic Organizations We have an average of 500 Continue reading...

Felting Class

Written by: Christine
December 5, 2017

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So many people expressed an interest in learning how to felt at Market Days, that we decided to have a felting class – in time for Holiday giving. We’ll be focusing on our popular sheep-faced dryer balls, but will help you felt anything you want to try. Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 2:00 PM Cost: Continue reading...

10th Annual Farm Tour

Written by: Christine
October 10, 2017

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The Fall Farm Tour is this weekend. Since this newsletter is so late, we hope you’ve heard about it on TV or radio, and seen the booklets where you shop. We will be open… well, we’re pretty much always open. The Farm Tour will be happening from 10 am to 4 pm both Saturday and Continue reading...