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Jon kneels down to let the pregnant Cascade Farmstead ewes check him out. Visit our website to learn more about these great little low-maintenance, no-shear, meat sheep!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ronda's Real Socks

I have one pair of socks ready to mail right now; fits a woman who wears a size 9 or 10 shoe. Amethyst, sapphire and emerald on navy as shown. Custom socks for women and men in more colors available now, as well as gift certificates.

I create hand knitted wool socks warm enough for hunting in the woods, working on the farm, and padding around on wood floors in winter, yet soft, sturdy and smooth-fitting inside boots.

These socks are knitted double thick, using two strands of the highest quality superwashed wool yarn. They are very soft, washable and durable, with a reinforced heel and toe, and they do not shrink!

If you have read any of our farming web pages, you know that we are all about practical farming and frugal living. Slow fashion is the current term for clothing with a long life. My 5-year-old socks are still soft, warm, comfy and sturdy. I believe that you get what you pay for, and my family is worth every penny.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The 10 Net Commandments

I'm trying to get to the many updates needed on my website, but we are ill and I'm not up for much at the moment. However, I stumbled upon this excellent item this morning and had to share:

"The 10 Net Commandments

1. Thou shalt not buy merchandise found in pop ups or spam.

2. Thou shalt not post thy email address, phone number, address or social security number on the internet, NOR SHALT THOU POST ANYONE ELSE'S.

3. Thou shalt not forget to update thy Windows software with important updates.

4. Thou shalt not connect to the internet without installing an antivirus program, nor shalt thou begin a scan without checking for updates.

5. Thou shalt not connect to the internet without installing a firewall.

6. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's credit card number, nor his bank routing number, nor his social security number.

7. Thou shalt not enter thy credit card number without seeing the tiny padlock icon on thy status bar.

8. Thou shalt not reply to the email from the Nigerian banker.

9. Thou shalt not forward chain letters to thy friends and family. (Friends and family, please take note!)

10. Thou shalt not use "password" as thy password, nor thy birthday, nor thy children's names."

Please note that I am not attempting to copyright the above quote. I don't know who owns it, if anyone, and want you to please feel free to pass the part between the quotation marks along.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Butchering Classes

There has been some attention paid lately to a new book about eating meat. I haven't read the book yet, but was pleased to see in the review in my local paper that the author doesn't go as far as to promote not eating meat, thoughtfully leaving that decision to the reader, but he apparently did a good job of illuminating the sordid facts about factory farming and agribusiness. And that seeking out small farmers who humanely slaughter is a good thing to do if you plan to eat meat.

We raise small, grassfed livestock on our small farm, and do our slaughtering and butchering ourselves. My husband is rather good at this, being fast and humane, and is offering classes to local farmers and local hunters on how to do this yourself.

We also offer grassfed lamb to locals.