Jacob's Reward Fiber Farm Podcast

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Pull up a rocker on the porch and we'll talk about the sheep, alpacas, chickens, gardens, and other farm and fiber happenings here at Jacob's Reward Farm. Got your knitting or your spinning wheel handy? Great, let's go!

Episode Date
Episode 9 - Happy New Year!
A little delayed, but ready to kick off a new year in style!  Today we talk about the holiday season just past - the good, the bad, and the aesthetically challenged:
  1. Tragedy: Esther and Eli
  2. Rescue Great Pyrenees? www.txgreatpyreneesrescue.org
  3. Shotgun practice
  4. Sick alpacas
  5. Cover article in The Allen Image
  6. Spinning for www.txolan.org Alpaca Show
  7. Winter Fiber Fun Retreat from www.FancyFibers.com
  8. New chickens and Chicken Sponsor Program (http://www.jacobsreward.com/jr_chickens.htm)
  9. Spring picnic with storytelling, date TBA
And a lot of miscellaneous other stuff. 

So blessed to have you along with me for a visit in the Little Red Barn!  Pull out your knitting or spinning, and let's catch up...
Jan 08, 2010
Episode 8 - Road to Boerne
In this episode, three fiber fans visit together on the road home from the Kid N Ewe Fiber Fest in Boerne, TX.  Mary, Laurie and I talk about lots of things we saw and did during the three-day festival including:

Hokett Would Work: would.work@yahoo.com
Jim Hokett's gorgeous wooden weaving and spinning tools.

Christine O'Hara



www.FiberLady.com - handpainted bamboo rovings

STAR - State of Texas Alpaca Ranchers

Wylie Art Festival, December 5

Winter Fiber Retreat, February 5-7, 2010

We had such a great time at Kid N Ewe this year.  We hope to be back again next year. 

Thanks for listening!!
Ravelry: JacobsReward
Twitter:  JacobsReward

Nov 19, 2009
Episode 7 - Festivities and Fiber Harvest
Wow.  I'm still recovering from our incredible party this past weekend!  I want to thank everyone who made it the blast that it was:

George and Sue Merritt, musicians
Gene and Peggy Helmick-Richardson, storytellers
Alta Mantsch, caterer
Emma Telisak, Videographer

Manual Labor of Love specialists: Laurie, Hayden, Jennifer and Donna

Everyone who came and brought food and spinning, knitting, crafting of any sort, and who soaked up the top-drawer entertainment and sunshine - friends old and new.

Upcoming Events:
Huffhines Art Trails
October 24, 25, 2009
1500 Apollo Road, Richardson, TX

Meet the Processor/Fiber Harvest Day
Sunday, November 1
Lynn, Jim and Deanie Snell

Kid 'N Ewe and Llamas, Too
Boerne, TX
November 13-15, 2009

Visit our blog: www.jacobsreward.blogspot.com
or our webpage: www.jacobsreward.com

On Ravelry and Twitter, I'm JacobsReward
Oct 21, 2009
Episode 6 - Fabulous Fiber Fall
What an incredible fall we have shaping up!  In this episode I detail all the amazing things going on around the farm in the coming weeks:

Fiber Harvest hand delivered by our processor:
Spinderella's Fiber Mill - www.spinderellas.com

"Spinning Yarns" Storytelling Day with great food, live music and old Texas yarns told by the Peggy and Gene - www.twicetellers.com

The Kid N Ewe and Llamas, Too Fiber Festival in Boerne, TX

2010 Shares Available:  Current shareholders have until October 31 to reserve a share, and then on November 1, all remaining shares will be open to the public.

My sound quality needs some improvement, and I could use some advice about that.  Hope it's not too distracting.

Remember:  Life's uncertain - Spin dessert first!

Oct 02, 2009
Episode 5 - Flying Solo
This week, you and I do morning chores together, look over what's on my needles, and discuss upcoming events here at the farm.  Let's top off our coffee, pull up a chair on the porch and enjoy this incredible weather!  Farm on!

In this show I mention these cool sites:
www.kipingitreal.com where Jackie has a cool site and a cool podcast.
www.fiberfarm.com where my mentor, Susie Gibb's awesome farm has a cyber home.
www.Ravelry.com where knitters in the know hang out and party
www.kidnewe.com about the wonderful fiber fest in Boerne, TX (this site has been having issues - sorry if it won't come up.).

And please drop by our sites if you'd like:

God bless,
Cindy xo
Aug 31, 2009
JRFF - Best Laid Plans
Another fun sit-down with our friend Mary Berry of www.fancyfibers.com.  We discuss:

Best Laid Plans- we were supposed to be picking up Mary's new goats,
Weather woes,
Fun at the Feed Store,
Animals waiting all over Texas,
Urbanites detached from the natural cycles and seasons,
Finding balance with the natural rhythm of life,
Fine tuning the business - cleaning fiber,
Room to grow.

Enjoy!  Check our our daily updates on the blog: www.jacobsreward.blogspot.com
Aug 02, 2009
Episode 3 - Straight from a Shareholder
Today I visited with Shareholders Chris Ingle and Carol Waller as we enjoyed the coolness of the Red Barn. We talk about CSAs, local production, and why it's so much fun on the farm. Plus a reminder: Spinning in the Red Barn the third Saturday of every month at 10 AM.
Jul 17, 2009
Episode 2 - Think Local
I'm joined by my right hand farm-hand, daughter Emma, as we discuss muddy alpacas, dog beds, beaded suri yarn, local farmers, and a teen blog.
Jun 23, 2009
Episode 1 - Road Trip
Thanks for dropping by for our very first "test" podcast episode. In our inaugural episode, Mary Berry and I give a brief account of our trip to Auxvasse, MO to visit Ann Mayes, and pick up our four new suri alpaca boys, recorded live from the road. Check out these related sites: Mary Berry's Fancy Fibers www.fancyfibers.com Ann Mayes' alpaca farm, Alpacas D'Auxvasse: www.alpacasauxvasse.com
Jun 15, 2009