Today when I was working outside with my dogs, I thought, “There are millions of people, right this minute, sitting indoors, in an office.” My job is physically demanding, but how lucky am I? My coworker is a dog, and I live in sunny Southern California. This is Lace, my dream employee, purchased from Jennifer [...]
I work so hard and I realized, I’m probably working physically harder than I actually have to. I started asking my shepherd friends if they could live without their Border Collies and each and everyone said, “No.” One of my friends, Joy Dally (wife of Martin Dally) said, “If I didn’t have my working dogs, [...]
This little buckling is typical of Cloudspun Farm/Namaste Farms breedings. They are fine silky fleeced with fiber that stays fine over their lifetime.
Animals have been the focus of my life for as long as I can remember. As I child, I learned that animals would love you unconditionally and the comfort animals provided carries into my adult life. There are few people that have the devotion and respect for animals I do. This respect can be upheld [...]
Here is a CAGBA buckling that is from Persimmon Tree Farm and Cloudspun genetics. These are my favorite foundation lines and I think you can see why.
This little doeling is a permanent resident of Namaste Farms. Her mother is a Hawks Mountain Ranch Pygora and father is a Oregon Flock and Fiber Champion from Namaste Farms.
Most people knew me because the high end yarns I handspun for Yarnmarket.com. I don’t make yarns anymore, but I appreciate the notoriety and success they brought me.
One of Roanies favorite things.
My friend, Kimberly McAlindin and I have started a business together SimplePatterns. This is a shop on Etsy where you can learn how to do things YOURSELF both with video tutorials AND simple patterns. Not only that, we give you support through email or Skype. Please visit our shop. We also have gorgeous scarves and [...]
Namaste Farms has some of the only 96% Teeswaters in the country. This percentage is considered purebred from the US upgrading system. Pictured is Black Sheep Gathering 2009 Champion White Longwool Ewe, Maddy.
OH Kruse is such a great grass roots company. Recently they asked me, Natalie Redding, to do their ad campaign for the Triple Crown Horse feeds. I feel so honored for many reasons, probably the biggest is that I want to give back to them for all they do for Namaste Farms, but also, because [...]
I am so thankful to finally find shears that have the ON/OFF switch in the right place, are durable and have a comfortable hand piece that can fit in my hand. I have very large hands for a woman and even though my hands are large, I’ve been complaining for years about past pairs of [...]
Here’s how it works: Each month Namaste Farms provides at least 4 different samples of raw fleeces that total at least 10 ounces. Each of these samples will be lettered. On Namaste Farms Ravelry group (sign up and become a member, it’s free), the bios of each breed/sample will be available with a description of [...]