I found this first "good thing" through a "tweet" on twitter which led me to this video about the Martha's Vineyard Fiber Farm.
Watching the video stirs up all kind of emotion and excitement for me–for one, my sisters and I grew up raising lambs and I have a sugary sweet spot for them. And if I ever hear of someone giving grants for fencing, you can guarantee that a handful of lambs will be the next thing kicking up their heels around this little farm. Someday…someday. (And now I think I'll go google "farm grants for fencing". You never know….)
Susan Gibbs is a city girl who transplanted to the country and now runs a yarn CSA. Isn't that an amazing idea!? Wouldn't you love to have a little yarn CSA in your area? Just watch the video and be inspired. If nothing else, it will remind you how important it is to pursue what you love.
Martha's Vineyard Fiber Farm is also
The other thing I wanted to share with you is that steph has finally gone public with her new project called The Boys Almanac. If you've never been introduced to Steph's photography, artwork and amazing writing, you're missing out. This new site chronicles her boys' journey through The American Boy's Handy Book (And yes, girls are allowed on the site even though we apparently have cooties.)
And tomorrow, I will tell you what I made for dinner two nights ago (and had for lunch yesterday and leftovers last night)…it was so good! ack! I could make it again tonight. And I'll also get back to that bean question….get out your recipe boxes, please.
12 comments on “two good things”
Ohhhhhh … Molly, Molly, Molly.
This made my day. In so many little ways this story is entirely inspiring. All hail the power of the internet. Not to mention, I just fell in love with Martha's Vineyard in September, and this story embodies everything that I loved about the place. It was not all picket fences and black labs (as one would expect) but rather, soulful people with farms, and land and artful, quiet ways. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing story.
I'm linking to you/this on my blog.
That is so wonderful. It's like a dream – a dream full of hard work, but still a dream.
oh molly, this is so so cool! I want you to do this! We could have a bake sale to raise money for the fence… I love baby lambs… we need to get inspired to get you the money to get a fence for you start a wool farm here! seriously! 🙂
that's really all I can say
I met her at the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair this summer – I got to pet the sheep and the yarn – and of course buy some! She was very cool and the whole farm was awesome. I have some photos up at my blog…
Molly, thanks so much for your kind words. I don't know where you live, but if you ever get to the Vineyard or down to the Hudson Valley where our new farm is, we'd love to have you come for a visit.
it is the one! sarah (of cloth.paper.string) was just there in october. so cool. if you get lambs, i want in.
so cool .. and inspiring.
i love the boys' almanac! i've been reading it for awhile :^)
Wow really cool concept. Her flickr is amazing. The little babies are my favorite!
Molly, I love this story. Brings tears to my eyes to see someone change their whole life to make their dream come true. I'm amazed and inspired to hear stories like this. I already have idea after idea of what we could do with that yard it you raise the sheep. That would be awesome!!!! (And how cool she left you a comment!!!)
this is so amazing! thank you so much for sharing.
now i want to be a shepherd! and eat mexican food.
look at the direction my day is headed. 🙂
living on the vineyard is magical….i blog about our simple life…..i love reading mollycoddle.