Please Fence Me In!


Please Fence Me In

Our farm needs a new fence to protect our Gulf Coast Native Sheep! We have plenty of energy to do the job, and the weather is with us, but it’s a daunting prospect, because so much cash, about $3,000, is needed for materials. This is an emergency. A tract of land abutting our grazing land was sold, and the new owners have threatened to shoot the sheep if they set foot on that property. The owner of the grazing land loves our sheep, but doesn’t want to put up a fence just now, so we have to pull the sheep back to our parcel. The only way to do that, is to fence our upper pasture. We started this “Fence-Raiser” 2 weeks ago, and we’ve raised enough to buy a lot of poles and some fencing. We’ve set 2 gates, and this next week…we hope to have one run complete. At night, we’re making the things our sponsors have ordered. It’s wonderful to have work coming in again!

We’re still looking for sponsors. Because we do so many things, we’re offering many things in return for your help. Fibery things, wooden things, edible things, and even adoptive things.

That said, here’s the idea:

For $500, the Flying Turtles String Band will play for your party – within the state of Florida

For $250, you receive a membership in the Yarn-of-the-Month Club – a different yarn every month, some natural, some naturally dyed

For $200, you receive a painting of a scene on our farm OR
Adopt-a-Sheep and get a painting of your sheep

For $150, you receive 8 skeins of yarn OR
a fresh skirted fleece (after Spring shearing) OR
a handspun handknit hat and mitts

For $125, you receive a membership in the Jam Baby Jam “Jam-of-the-Month Club” OR
6 skeins of yarn (Yarn-of-the-every-other-Month Club)

For $100, you receive a set of handcarved native cherry kitchen tools with Tom’s famous marinara sauce recipe (left or right handed) (Add a handcarved cherry coffee scoop for $20.)

For $75, you receive 4 skeins of yarn OR
either a handknit handspun hat or pair of mitts OR
a large handmade cutting board (native cherry wood)

For $50, you receive a dozen eggs/month (Gainesville area only) OR a small handmade cutting board (native cherry wood)

For $25, you receive a mitt-kit – a variety of handspun yarns – about 100 yards – and a pattern for fingerless gloves OR
a handcarved cherry Coffee Scoop

With the exception of the yarns in the “Mitt-Kit” and “Yarn-of the Month” selections, yarns will be spun to meet demand, and fairly consistent within the order. Yarns will be mid-weight, natural colored yarn, ready for knitting or dyeing, approximately 100 – 220 yards in a skein (depending on weight and ply), 2-ply or singles. Shipping is included for all of the selections.

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