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Posted 3/20/2019 8:15pm by Michele.

With Spring in mind, this Cider House Yellow worsted is a reminder of flowers and sunshine. But let's get real, most of us have plenty of cool weather left before we can shed all our layers!

Posted 3/7/2019 8:23pm by Michele.

"49 Pink" is handsome with or without a full coat.

Shearing day went smoothly and we're all ready for lambing season now.

First day of Spring: March 20th!

Posted 2/9/2019 8:49pm by Michele.

Love Thea Colman's new sweater pattern, but craving a different color? We created six new colors available in sweater quantities for a limited time. This is the same soft Worsted wool as the un-dyed version and priced at $18 per skein (2 oz, 140 yds). Choose your color and let us know.

Posted 1/30/2019 8:55am by Michele.

 

The wonderful and talented Thea Colman has just released her latest sweater pattern and it is a beauty! We are proud to say Thea used our worsted wool on this project.  What a great choice because between the flattering, modern design and the luxuriously soft feel of  our merino wool, you'll wear it again and again.
 
We have plenty of un-dyed at the moment. If you are interested in just about any of the other colors on our website, just ask. We are happy to custom dye for your Hudson Valley Cider order. Please allow two weeks (maximum) for your custom color order. 
 
Thea's pattern can be purchased here. Thanks Thea! It's gorgeous!
Posted 1/19/2019 7:15pm by Michele.

 

Aegean lace wool

Winter is finally setting in on the farm and the sheep are dressed for the weather. We are busy dyeing new colors and working on a new website. Aegean is available now in Lace and Super Bulky in the yarn store.

Tags: aegean, lace, wool
Posted 8/19/2018 3:41pm by Dominique and The Sheep.

 

28 August 1943-29 May 2018 

We are mourning the sudden loss of our beloved friend, mentor, and champion of the sheep. Each day without him reminds us of how much we loved and miss him. 

 This Summer has been a challenge like no other but our goal is to continue to carry on Eugene's legacy and care for his sheep. He was proud of them and their superfine Saxon merino wool...and so are we. The sheep are a constant reminder of what a special man he was and still is in our lives.

 Please bear with us as we work towards continuing his dream of selling more yarn and spreading the word about these sheep.

 We are still at Union Square and Grand Army Plaza Greenmarkets on Saturdays and the website is still open.

 

 

Posted 5/23/2017 7:25pm by Eugene Wyatt.

'Red Pine' in the Heather Yarn Store.

Posted 5/23/2017 11:08am by Eugene Wyatt.

 

Dominique leads from the upper barn the 2nd lambing group (later born) down to the lower pasture; the sheep number about 80 ewes and 120 lambs.

Posted 5/19/2017 2:58pm by Eugene Wyatt.

'20th Century Women' (2016) written and directed by Mike Mills.

In 1979 Santa Barbara, Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening) is a single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women—Abbie, a punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields' home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor—to help with Jamie's upbringing.

I like whatever character Annette Bening plays—she is 'big' in my eyes—along with other cineastes. She plays 'small' parts of her character.

Posted 5/19/2017 1:06pm by Eugene Wyatt.


Edvard Munch (1906)

A 1906 portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche by Edvard Munch. Nietzsche died in 1900.

Notice the blue 'wings' behind him.