Thursday, October 30, 2008

An apple a day they always say

I hope you take your doctor's advice and pick up this mouth watering Granny Smith Apple hand dyed Bombyx Silk roving. The season will soon be over and you sure don't want to face the cold season with you stash of silk...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

French Blue Boy

You will never be blue with this offering - the gentle shades of blue always give me a smile - this is one that everyone needs in their stash.

A Rose by any other Name

Most gardeners would be beside themselves if they found worms on their roses - not me! My worms help me create this vintage Damask Rose colorway - I can have roses no matter what the season. Don't you wish you had my worms??

See what comes from those Worms

I am always amazed on what those tiny worms can create and this is the silk ready for your creative hands. This is hand dyed Bombyx Silk Top created by my hands but Mother Nature and those incredible worms deserve all the credit. Hurry before they are all snapped up - you will find the new goodies at

Holiday Joy - Just to get you in the mood

I just thought I would get you in the spirit of the holidays - I just love the rich tones in this colorway it reminds me of my different Christmas Cactus that grace my livingroom. Soon it will be cookie baking season too - OH BOY!

Romance - it is back

Who said Romance never happens on a farm - this is just the beginning.


I just love this colorway packet, if I do say so myself. I have all kinds of visions when looking at them but I would love to hear what you would do with them - come on folks - lets hear those creative thoughts.....

Autumn Walks

The weather has been in the 70's and I have been outside fixing fences and setting up the farm for winter cold weather. Today, I stopped to add some goodies to my Etsy shop and this is just one of the offerings. I have two packets is these incredible tones of Autumn leaves at the farm. Not sure if you are aware but Larkspur Funny Farm is giving FREE shipping on all orders over $25.00 so start getting those Christmas presents early.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Selma and Son - Tail Spun Hand Spun

Life is too short to not play with new things... I love spinning Tail Spun Yarns and it is even more thrilling when the locks come from your own animal. The long locks came from an Icelandic Ewe names Selma and the core hand spun laceweight yarn that was used is from her son. Doll makers for years have been purchasing my tail spun but I am giving other folks a chance - visit to get your hands on this incredible yarn.... Selma was my gal who every year gave birth to twins and refused to take care of them - so I bottle fed them. However, she did nurse for almost two years a little llama boy who came to us at 5 months old, dumped along the highway with his mother. The mother died on the side of the road and the sheriff brought the little guy to us. Not a single one of my llama girls would nurse him and after three days of trying everything I saw from my office window Selma lifting her back leg up and the little guy nursing away. At first I thought this was a once in a life time offer but no this went on for 18 months. They had a bond that she never had with her own offspring. Strange but not strange for the Funny Farm.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Now where having some FUN

Time to step up your game and have some fun!!!!
Have you sat in envy of those incredible yarns that so true expression of the spinner - this is the begining book to learn all the techniques and trade secrets...
Live a little - go wild with designer yarns - trust me this is what you are needing!

Need to know more about Sheep??

Always wanted to know more about those wonderful sheep that you never see at the 4H shows? This book celebrates the breeds from the "Save the Sheep Project". Not only will you learn about where and why these breeds are so incredible you will also see what spinning techniques will give that wool that special something that commercial yarn can never touch. This book will give you ways of understanding wool like no other book on the market. I have it in my personal collection and only one left to sell. You will be glad you picked this book up and you will want to share the knowledge with everyone.

Knitting Anyone??

For those knitters who are tired of making the same old sweater this book is for you. Yes, it has the classic Aran Sweater, a Pullover Mohair Sweater but wait till you see the other's - a cropped Kimono, a Puzzlemaker Jacket to a Cheyenne Saddle Blanket Jacket and much, much more. This book will keep you coming back for more creative ways to express your talents and love of knitting.

Wont you help me in finding this book a new home so I can get the shop painted - it has been 11 years - really in need of a new look to match me new directions.

Visit FREE SHIPPING for orders over $25.00


Check out my Esty store for the new listings of books - For the next couple of days I will be cleaning out the shelves at the farm

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mountain Lion Watch

A few of you have heard that I have been on night watch because of Mountain Lion who has been hunting and killing livestock for the past two weeks. It started the day my son Nick, his girlfriend Brooke and I walked out to start the shearing on my little goat boys. A neighbor pulled up to let us know that about 1/2 mile away a Male Llama was killed. Well, that sure set the mood for the day. Since then every night I am up listening to my dogs, checking on the animals and hoping that this creature does not decided my sweet one should be it's next dinner. One day llama boy kept circling something on the ground - this is not normal behavior for a llama. So out I went and there in the soft dirt was a footprint of this Mountain Lion. A chill came over me - this print was in the run between the pastures that house my goats and face the forest. That night I took the truck and placed it in the run, moved my head Great Pry (Kasha) to assist me and llama boy decided he would add his protection. There I sat all night in the cold truck - did I mention that was the first night we got snow here. Teeth chattering, nose dripping but I am thankfull - no lion. So the watch continues untill we have news of it being trapped, killed or has moved on. Last week there was a horse seriously injuried that had to be put down. Sunday, two dogs at another farm are missing and we just heard that the four milk goats killed last week are also because of this cat - all of these happened within a mile of my farm... We talk about prediatory banking and lending but right now I am dealing with a flesh and blood prediatory - At least I can say I honor my Lion - I would love to set some of those suites out in the forest and let them be the next pray... Wish me luck and some sleep

New Yarns on my Etsy

I only posted a few of the new yarns that I have offered on my Etsy shop - They have gone over very well - two that I was hoping to post are already sold out! I am doing that happy dance around the shop..

Now is the time to start getting those Christmas gifts lined up - I will be putting tons of knitting, crocheting and fiber art books and patterns on Etsy soon. I will also be giving free shipping on all orders of $25.00 or more starting today. Trying to do my own "BAIL OUT" for those fiber addict folks.

Enjoy - cold weather is coming!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I am behind in announcing that the winner of the "COMMENT" contest is Monica T - and the crowd goes wild, the ballons are let go and everyone is green with envy...
May not, but I sure hope she will like the goodies that are coming her way.
Congrat's Monica... Enjoy.