Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Celebration Yarn Giveaway


To commemorate our 600th blog post, I want to give a present.  Comment below for a chance to win a skein of hand spun, hand dyed Jacob yarn (4 oz. ~136 ~151 yds, bulky-worsted) in your choice of either deep blue, magenta or violet ragg. 

In your comment, help me make the farm better by telling me what's the best (most important, fun, worthwhile) thing the farm has given you, or the role it has played in your life.  It's time for a mid-course evaluation -- are we delivering what we want to deliver?  If you're new to the farm or the blog, let me know what you'd love to see in a local fiber farm.

I'll select a comment at random Wednesday night at 10 PM, so share your thoughts by the deadline for a crack at this really lovely yarn.  And, thank you...

15 comments:

  1. What has the farm done for me? It has reminded me of my country roots & how much I love having animals around. It has reminded me how much I love having fresh eggs & veggies & has inspired me to plant my own garden. The farm has introduced me to new friends & old friends I haven't seen in a long time. It has introduced me to different crafts & shown me the crazy talent that everyone has. And Cindy has been a great example of dedication & hard work - it makes me feel guilty when I'm so lazy I don't want to clean my house & she's out daily tending to critters! I could us a good guilt trip sometimes. Wow - that sounds like butt kissing but it's all true.

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  2. Pride in "ownership", as a shareholder. The beautiful inspiration that you provide on a daily basis. A chance to live the farm life vicariously, by the photos and posts that you share. Those are just some of the pleasures and benefits I receive from you and your wonderful farm! Thank you, Cindy!

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  3. I second Linda. I really like that I can support the local economy (you!), ride the ups and downs of farming through you, and at the end of it all, I'll get to play with fiber from animals who I've gotten to know and love through your blog. I'm pretty excited about the whole completion of the circle thing - I know exactly where everything has been every step of the way - that's something to get excited about.

    I also really like that I can come visit. Its not quite having my own farm, but its fun to know I can visit one anytime I can get away :)

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  4. I have enjoyed your blog posts because they give me a little peek into a different way of life than mine. I love how passionate you are about fiber arts...because I am, too. I am looking forward to coming to a sit and knit soon in the LRB. I think it is wonderful to have you as a resource.

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  5. The availability of fiber from local farmers, who are friends, is a great thing to have! I know where the fiber has come from, where it has been and how it came to me. :)Thanks for all of your hard work!

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  6. Cindy, I could go on forever about how fantastic your farm is. Being a member of the Jacob's Reward family has been such a blast! I joined for the wonderful fiber but keep coming back for the incredible friendship and the therapy that spinning has given me. And of course, since I try to buy locally whenever possible, there is the added bonus that I have the chance to support local agriculture and other area fiber producers because you believe in "spreading the wealth."

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  7. Anonymous3:09 PM

    My day doesn't start "right" if I haven't read the Jacob's Reward blog. It is the first thing that I do after feeding the animals. It is too hard physically for me to do what you do but I am behind you cheering you on. You are such a good friend to everyone. Alpacamama

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  8. It's made me obsessed! I'm obsessed with having a triangle loom now. I can't get it out of my mind. I've just got to find a wall big enough to hang it where no one will knock it over or snag the weaving.

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  9. The LRB gives me a place for community and friendship. A visit to the farm clears my mind and brings peace to my day. I also continue to feel hope that I will one day have my own little paradise with sheep and green fields. I've got the chickens so I'm on my way. Thank you for the continued inspiration!

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  10. Sigh, everyone else took my answers! Seriously, though, everything already said strikes a chord in my heart . . . life is so much sweeter with my LRB friends and the farm critters in it. The farm has also given me a VERY healthy appreciation for how much (work, sweat, tears, love) goes into the eggs I eat and the fiber I spin.

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  11. I've always wanted a working farm of my own and it's great to see all the wonderful things that happen on your farm. Seeing a working fiber farm that does things from start to finish is a real treat! I hope that one day I can come for a visit and learn the artful craft of knitting and spinning! :)

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  12. I didn't want to be in the drawing because if I won I'd have to refuse the giveaway--and anybody who knows me knows that I can't refuse yarn . . . if it's pretty, I'm taking it home!! So, with that said, let me now say that JRF has been an absolute treat for me. There's something about the smell of the fresh cut grass, the feel of the soft earth beneath my feet, the sounds of the baaaas, barks, and other sounds coming from every corner of the farm, that draw me in and make me want to keep coming back. I once told someone that the farm was "esthetics for the spirit," and I still believe that. When I leave the farm, the world seems to deprive and empty my spirit; but the farm fills it back up. The fiber is fantastic--don't get me wrong--but if it weren't for the life of the farm, I could go somewhere else--anywhere else--and get yarn or fiber. The farm does more for me than the fiber. That's why I keep coming back for more. JRF is everything I need and want--and more!! xoxo

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  13. Oh my gosh, ladies - I wish I could say your checks were in the mail... how overwhelmingly precious each of you is to me, and to those who haven't committed their thoughts to paper. Truly... mi granja es su granja...

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  14. Cindyyy you speak spanish too???!!

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  15. Paulah - I WISH I spoke Spanish - I have a couple of Spanish speaking friends and I try to practice some, but I haven't really *worked* on it in a long time. I got Rosetta Stone several years ago, and that software is amazing. Need to get back to it.

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