Welcome to 2019! We are so excited for what this coming year will bring :-) Mother Nature started off the new year with a wonderful blessing of gracing our fields with 8 inches of snow. Our farm relies greatly on snow melt and though it can make chores a bit longer in the moment, come summer our fields and sheep will be happy for it. The sheep till now had been out grazing the fields, but with this blanket of snow the sheep are enjoying the bales we made over the summer. The end of 2018 had us prepping for the holidays, cleaning out the barn and getting it ready for lambing, and having a wonderful sale on our fleeces for the end of the year. Don't worry though if you missed it, because we are gearing up to do another one in February! The end of 2018 also brought us new sheep to the farm and joining forces with Mudita Camels. We did a lot of growing and learning in 2018 and we are ready to do even more in 2019. Now that the holidays are over we are plotting and planning. We will be doing monthly Newsletters this year, weekly blog posts, and getting out and about more with all the wonderful products we offer. We can't wait to share with you all the wonderful things we have planned!
After the snow storm cleared out, the beautiful picture above was a sight to see. Just like the bird who left that print in the snow, we too are ready to soar and make our imprint on 2019.
Elena Miller-terKuile is the current generational farmer of Cactus Hill Farm. When not in the fields/with the sheep/dying fiber/in the garden/knitting away, you will find Elena..Lets be honest here....you'll most likely find her taking a nap!