On-farm fiber fun and more on Oct. 3

Elaina Kenyon of Avillion Farm holds one of her Angora rabbits at 2008 Rising Meadow fiber fest

Two wonderful Triad farms are holding joint open-farm days on Sunday. Neither are regularly open to the public (though Goat Lady does have dinner dates), so this is a great chance to see them. Both events are free!

So, Sunday, Oct. 3, in Climax/Liberty (between Greensboro and Burlington), you can visit:

Rising Meadow Farm’s Farm Fest: A Celebration of the Fiber Arts and Good Living. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can meet sheep, llamas (what about alpacas?), Angora goats, and Angora rabbits and a large group of fiber artisans. I went a few years ago and loved seeing the fiber and chatting with fiber folks.

Lunch is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (free? seems unlikely) and sheep dog demos from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There’s live music, and fiber products, handmade soaps and lamb meat will be for sale. Directions and info here.

And just down the road…

Goat Lady Dairy will have it’s Fall Open Farm Day from 1 to 5 p.m. You can tour the dairy and organic gardens, meet the goats and chickens, and learn about sustainable agriculture. You can taste and purchase our handmade cheese and pasture raised pork, beef, chicken and goat meat from our neighbor farms. You can buy all those great products, too, so bring a cooler! As usual, local potters will be on hand “throw a pot” with the kids. I think they mean the human kids. Directions and info here.

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