We now have 13 Alpaca who we are raising for fun and profit. These beautiful animals come in a stunning range of colors which then makes the softest, most decadent yarn EVER! It's also hypoallergenic, anti-microbial and fire-resistant! Whether showing animals, selling yarn, or sharing our farm, our outreach will continue to teach how our loved ones with Down syndrome and all Special Needs contribute meaningfully to our lives, our farm and the world. E-mail Evelyn firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to purchase yarn.
We are excited to re-start our chicken farming operation this Spring. Our last flock was given away shortly after hand surgery took me (Evelyn) out of the farm-care scenario. I look forward to cooking with our own eggs again! The DELIGHT of hatching baby chicks, feeding chickens, discovering eggs, and sharing them with YOU will be so fun to see through the eyes of our children. Send us suggestions for Egg Bites flavors to Evelyn@t21Farms.com Last batch was with kalamata olives and feta cheese.
A cider press was one of the first things obtained! Currently we are beta testing our cider press. We've been donated a scratter (the part that grinds the apples up) by dear friends. In the future, you can bring your apples and we will help you wash, grind, and press them, resulting in the most delicious cider you have ever tasted. If you like we can preserve the cider for you in 1/2 gallon mason jars, or you can take it and let it ferment into the best hard cider EVER! Price structure and available dates will be posted when we are up and running. I find it almost painful to drive past apple trees that beg to be harvested!!!
Alexis had the genius idea to write chapter books set in our woods and creeks. These will be done for multiple modalities of comprehension; visual, written, spoken. In addition to these modalities, we are working on creating a walking path throughout the property where we plan to place tiny dioramas of fairy villages, suspend fairies from trees, and enchant the walk to be fully magical. I recently created a little cottage scene using a repurposed bird cage.
Persons with Special needs often battle obesity. This is understandable as we neurotypical folks have challenges forcing ourselves to get to the gym. Creating a scavenger hunt that moves our members throughout the property by looking for the next fairy or village will get them valuable exercise in a delightful way. Monthly memberships or one-time walks will be available when we've got the magic created. We will also create a YouTube channel with the walk and fairies. Annabelle and Alexis will be STARS!
Meanwhile, however, we are looking for people who will enjoy helping us create our dioramas and string line between trees from which we can drop the fairies. We need illustrators. We will eventually create videos. I would love to create an app that would lead people through the hunt. Imagine all that will go into creating a magical world where ANYONE would want to go for a walk and be enchanted.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Evelyn will be participating at the Fruitful Hill Artisan Handcrafted Market November 3 and 4, 2023 at Calvary Chapel Eastside,
5130 164th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
Do you know why Alpaca hum?
'Cause they don't know the words!
How fun is this? Not to mention, it teaches the kids a work ethic. We can't make your breakfast until you go get the eggs.
With so many beautiful, natural colors, why would we befoul the environment to dye Alpaca wool? Humanely sheared, cottage mill spun yarn is BLISS to knit. Email Evelyn if you want to purchase yarn. We have fingering and worsted weight as well as MONSTROUS HUGE skeins of rug yarn.
Our own berry farm supports our jam, jelly and preserves production. The abundance of our farm will be uniquely preserved. Zucchini chutney anyone? Currently we have quince jam that is DELICIOUS! I love experimenting with quince combinations. Quince strawberry is a delight and quince blackberry is one of the best! As Evelyn has had diverticulitis, we painstakingly process blackberries through a food mill to remove seeds for delicate tummies.
Hand crafted soaps are made with all organic essential oils. Sulfite-free and skin-friendly, you can make your shower a multi-sensory delight. I can't wait to see what scents will most appeal to our guest farmers who want to participate.
Random, right? But African Violets have long been one of our many passions. We recycle bottles to make self-watering planters for the beauties we sell. Beautiful AND easy. Glass wine bottles make lovely planters, but plastic is safer for little hands. We'll try them all.