I Know What Your Dragon Ate

I Know What Your Dragon Ate

​Our flock continues to grow lamb by lamb as the Lambing season winds to a close. Lambing is exhausting but fills me with hope and optimism in the way only new life can do. Lambing also makes me nostalgic for the early days. There was a time, many years ago, where we...
Happy New Year From Bear Creek

Happy New Year From Bear Creek

While most people rang-n 2020 back in January, when you live on a farm, Spring is the true start to a new year! And absolutely nothing marks a new season quite like bringing life into the world. It’s lambing season at Bear Creek, and so far, more than 46 babies...
Marking The Seasons With Needle Felting

Marking The Seasons With Needle Felting

Most years, the Easter weekend with all of its cheerful colors and festivities marks the beginning of Spring and planting season. Yet, this year, everything has a little different feeling. Big gatherings were canceled, families gathered by Zoom, and many of the days...
Trade Your Remote for Needles and Wool

Trade Your Remote for Needles and Wool

How are you coping in the face of the pandemic? Are you glued to the news? Are you stocking up on supplies? Are you feeling the stress of it all? While many may argue that keeping up with the news on an hourly basis is the responsible thing to do, I believe that...
A Case for Shopping Small

A Case for Shopping Small

Living where I do – on a farm in North Dakota – I am deeply connected to farmers, small towns, and small businesses. In some ways, I am surrounded by entrepreneurs, people who are in business because they see a direct need in the community and are able to...
How a Sheep Becomes a Giraffe

How a Sheep Becomes a Giraffe

​As you no doubt know by now, I love my sheep. The short story is, the sheep came to live on our then cattle farm as a birthday gift for my daughter, who was becoming quite the knitter. What started as a flock of four registered Romney ewes has become a flock of...
Stuck at Home? Needle Felting to the Rescue!

Stuck at Home? Needle Felting to the Rescue!

​While the world battles COVID-19, many of us live in areas where schools are closed, trips are canceled, and we are discouraged from going out much at all. It’s an unsettling time, to say the least, and so much uncertainty is fueling fears most of us have never...
Wool Characters Hit The Red Carpet

Wool Characters Hit The Red Carpet

​Any other movie fans out there? Did you happen to follow the Oscars this year? Well, in case you missed it, needle felting made headlines! It’s true, in the category of Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated), “Sister” was one of five nominated. Unfortunately,...