Last week my three boys and I went to visit my in-laws down south. My mother-in-law has been telling me about this farm she likes to visit and while we were nearby, we got a chance to see it for ourselves. A Wren's Nest Farm is a cute place with lots of flowers, veggies and animals. And very helpful proprietors! They have chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, at least one duck, and a couple of rabbits. We had fun seeing all the animals, and petting a few. Paul and Tammy offer apprenticeships for people interested in learning about their trade. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that not only do they raise goats and sheep for fiber, but Tammy also spins, dyes and knits! She showed us the fiber soaking in her big sink. There is also a little store on the premises with lots of interesting handmade, vintage, and organic items, including roving, fresh eggs, and handmade soap. $2 per dozen for farm fresh, organic eggs! Can you believe that?
I was also happy for this opportunity to round out my pictures of 'a farm animal' - an item on this month's Photo Scavenger Hunt. Now, I have to narrow it down to one!
Hens also have combs; did you know that? I didn't!
How do you like the fur-tipped ears on this rabbit?! They are so soft. Paul told us they brush the rabbits regularly (daily) to get the fiber (fur). The sheep and goats are sheared once a year.
We left with some soap; if I had thought to bring my cooler, I would have also gone home with some eggs, but I was not sure how that would be on the long, hot drive home.
Thanks, Grandpa and Grandma, for taking us, and Paul and Tammy for showing us around!