Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Throw from Local Wool for a Holiday Gift

Baaay State Blanket for sale
I'll mail it to your gift recipient!
The perfect gift; who doesn't need another throw to toss over a chair or to add a little more warmth on the bed on a cold winter night.  And the wool that was used to fashion these throws was shorn from Massachusetts sheep, including my own.  The wool was spun into yarn in a mill in central Massachusetts and woven in this state too.
An easy solution for gift giving

These throws are 60" by 45", have rounded corners and neat edges finished with a blanket stitch of the same wool.  They are brushed to raise a nice soft nap.  I've participated in similar blanket projects in the past; the design, softness and quality of this throw is by far my favorite.


All natural colors
You may pick up your throw by arrangement at my home in Florence; the price is $80.00 plus tax.  But here's the exciting part: for an additional $15.00 I will package and ship the throw anywhere in the United States... and your gift dilemma for that special someone will be solved.  If mailed to a location within Massachusetts, sales tax will apply.


All that blur in the foreground is soft nap!

If these prices are a little out of your budget I also have scarves, 60" long and 11" wide, woven from the same yarns in the same pattern and edge finished with a blanket stitch.  Just my opinion, but I think these are most suitable for men.  I like my scarves to be long and drapy so I can wrap them around my neck a few times in big lazy loops.  These scarves are more suitable for crossing once under a coat.  They'll do a great job of keeping a man's neck and chest warm.  Again, just my opinion!  These scarves are priced at $15.00 at my home in Florence, and if you'd like me to mail one for you the total is $25.00.


I've made it easy for you!
Finally, you can use your credit card to purchase your throw or scarf!

Please email me if you would like to order a throw or scarf.  Remove the space after the @ when you paste my address in to your message, and put Gift Order in your subject line.

droeder@ gmail.com

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pygora Kids and Grass


The grazing season is in full swing and the kids are enjoying it immensely!  My buck and wether have surprised me this season by keeping the stinging nettles to which they have access trimmed down.  This is a first and I wish all my critters did that!

Tina's kids


Tulip's kids

The four bucklings are now four wethers (they are neutered); the sites where they had been disbudded (horn buds removed) have healed over nicely.











I have updated the Pygora page a little, including pricing.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pygora Kids Update

Lots of information about the kids and their parents has been added to the Pygora Goats for Sale Page.  There's still more to add: I want to say more about my herd in general, and to add helpful information about Pygora fiber and what the individual micron counts mean.

I always miss the best photo opportunities, but here's a keeper from this morning:


Kids and Tina 04-10-13

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Pygora Babies

The babies started arriving 22 March.  Tina had a set of twins on that day, and Tulip delivered 23 March.  I had planned for kids to arrive late April/early May but my buck had different plans and his persistence paid off!  So far, it's all boys!  They have been disbudded already; neutering will be postponed.


Tina's Kids




















It's likely that any kids that Lily produces will arrive on my schedule: late April/early May.  More details will appear on the Pygora Goats for Sale Page.

Tulip and Kids

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Baaay State Blankets



I am a participating shepherd in the Baaay State Blanket program this year, offering lovely throws as well as scarves.  I've dedicated a full page about this here.  Holidays, weddings, birthdays... these make wonderful locally-produced gifts.  So lovely... can't wait to have mine!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Another Pygora Baby Video

I brought my iPad with me when I made my first visit of the day to the mamas and babies.  Enjoy it!