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Immersion Weaving

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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 […]

10th Annual Farm Tour

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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 […]

Fiber Fun at the Festival

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Working with natural fiber is a big part of our activities here at Golden Acres Ranch. Bobbie is a member of the Weavers Guild and has been working on the loom in Country Store. The loom will warped and anyone can try their hand at weaving this weekend at the Mayhaw Berry Festival. We’ll have […]

Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival 2017

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It’s that time of year again. Time for the Mayhaw Trees to be producing berries! But are they? There was a late frost just as the trees came out of dormancy, and this winter was too warm and dry. So we are checking them every day to see what the harvest might be like. For […]

What’s happening with the Mayhaws?

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The Mayhaw Festival will be the second weekend in May. Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8. The hayride will be running and all the newborn kids will be in the Petting Place. We will snuggle them up close so everyone can feed and pet them. About the harvest… well, we just don’t know yet. […]

Additional info about who’s gonna be here?

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Now please go all the way down the list. Additions and changes galore! Remember New Leaf Market Co-op representatives will have a booth this year. If you missed the last Update, please go back and find it. I don’t want you to miss any news about this year’s event. Of course, there is some bragging […]

Who’s gonna be here?

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The New Leaf Market Farm Tour is one of our best events each year. So much to do and see what with the serene beauty, education and playtime here at Golden Acres Ranch. Walk around the goat and sheep pastures, watch the big livestock dogs, go on hay rides and ask us about any facet […]

Vendors and Friends of the Mayhaw Festival

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Jefferson County Extension and 4-H Biodegradable Plant Pots Youth and adults will be making biodegradable plant pots from newspaper. The Jefferson County Extension Service will also provide soil and sun seeds. Jed Dillard, Livestock and Natural Resources Agent Who is more commonly know as the Pasture Wizard will do┬ápasture, weed and garden consultations as well […]

Mayhaw Festival Plans

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The pond is full and the trees are covered with leaves. I just haven’t gone out to see how the berries are progressing. However, the weather has been great with no late season freezes so we are expecting a nice crop again this year. We are adding some interesting vendors this year. Something for the […]

Mayhaw Festival Dates Set

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Saturday – May 4- 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sunday – May 5 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM   The four days of rain filled the Mayhaw Pond. The frogs were so happy. It sounded like a buzz saw running when I went outdoors at night. We did worry about the last cold spell […]