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marykz
04-21-2007, 03:43 PM
Oh I just had SO much fun. Mom, Kayleigh and I took a field trip to Kiparoo Farm on their open studio day. It took about an hour from our house. It was the most beautiful spring day- clear blue sky, not a lot of traffic... we found it with no troubles. bumpy dirt road and all!

Annie hand dyes the loveliest wool she "Grows" herself.
http://www.kiparoofarmstudio.com/

she has lots of sheep as well as cows and lovely chicks that lay the bright blue eggs. we spent all morning (and a pile o' cash) there. Annie is so nice and her son Kip showed Kayleigh all the animals and let her touch them and she even got to feed the new calf a bottle of milk!

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/179/467399974_dfa8be5a25_m_d.jpg

she has the sweetest little shop, and the nicest yarn. Here's what I bought:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/186/467399854_f85bc53b5d_d.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/220/467399778_aacf1aa361_m_d.jpg

and there are lots more pictures in my Flickr site:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marykz/
they aren't organized yet.

At the end of that we stopped by WoolWinders in Rockville. So nice!!!

I'm exhausted and so excited about my new projects. Between my lovely secret pal and this excursion I'll be busy til Christmas! Thanks for looking!!! and if you ever want to drive out to rural Adamstown Md, Kiparoo farm is the BEST!

Look for her booth at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Fesitval in 2 weeks!
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/230/467399438_73c38cc715_m_d.jpg

Mariblue
04-21-2007, 04:14 PM
What a great place! It looks like you had so much fun!
When I was really little, we had a dairy cow on our farm. I always loved helping to feed the little cows like that. I had a cow we named Houdini Billy Bull, because he always escaped. :teehee:
And by the way, that yarn looks amazing.

Chel
04-23-2007, 08:44 PM
I stopped there when we did the Countryside Artisans Tour this past winter. It was WONDERFUL... Think crafts, yarn, art, hot mulled cider, sheep, and shopping.

http://www.countrysideartisans.com/index.htm

marykz
04-24-2007, 10:44 AM
we were going to visit other studios- but somehow spent the whole morning at Kiparoo.... next time!!! and I wanted to visit the local winery- but I was the driver, so no such luck... ;)

definitely worth the drive!

KathyinCali
04-24-2007, 10:46 AM
I love the calf picture on your website titled "Feed Me". Too cute! :)

marykz
04-24-2007, 10:50 AM
LOL- the calf came running up to us as soon as it saw us, mooo-ing away... I couldn't resist! I put my hand out to it, and immediately the calf tried to latch on. Luckily, a bottle was at the ready. Or I might have lost a knitting finger! thanks for looking!