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Six Dutchess Farm  We are a small-batch production & education farm in New York's Hudson Valley | Beekeepers | Bakers | Hand Crafters | Building Community in Nature 🌾

Such an inspiring talk tonight on fermentation by @reneredzepinoma and @david_zilber at @92ndstreety, on book tour for The Noma Guide to Fermentation. Thank you @mskarenseo! I just love the way David describes fermentation as not just a food fad but rather as a way of each of us developing a modern-day understanding of fermentation and finding our own relationship to it on a local level. I’m definitely finding myself there now, ready to experiment and thankful to the fermentation stalwarts, including the magnificent @jorijayne in the Hudson Valley, for sharing all things funky and fermented! And, as a total aside, I’m absolutely fascinated by the fermentation chamber sheep have in their stomachs. I imagine their rumen like Noma’s fermentation lab! #TheNomaGuidetoFermentation #Nomaferments #noma #nordic #fermentation #booktour #nyceats #92ndstreety #nyc

Couldn’t resist posting this. Someone is very happy to be reunited with his flock! 🐑❤️🐑#sheeplove #livingwithgotlands #gotlandsheep #sixdutchessfarm

Back to our own sheep this morning and giving them some extra TLC. Madde is back with the flock, jumping about and definitely not wanting to take on Mama Izzy! All deference to the flock leader. We’re getting ready for our first shearing this Thursday, so wish us luck! #livingwithgotlands #gotlandsheep #sheepwillbesheep #sixdutchessfarm

When knitters gather anywhere. 😂 Thanks to @nysheepwool and @merrittbookstore (one of our favorite festival hangouts along with Barn 28!) for creating so many special moments, inspiring talks, and impromptu knitting sessions! See you next year, same time, same place! #nysheepwool2018 #merrittbookstore #mendingmatters #knittinglove #hudsonvalley

Gorgeous Gotland competition locks and curls, yarn, and sheep spread throughout @dutchesscountyfair. I may be a wee bit biased, but I think they’re the prettiest breed of all! 😉 #nysheepwool2018 #gotland #sheep #farmyarn #longwool #livingwithgotlands

Check out our favorite ladies at #nysheepwool2018! The loveliest Gotlands from @vtgrandviewfarm who charmed the judges yesterday and won some beautiful ribbons. We stopped by to give them congratulation and greetings from their flock sisters at Six Dutchess! 🙌🏻💝🥉🏵🏅🌱 @nysheepwool #nysheepwool2018 #VTGrandViewFarm #gotlandsheep #prizewinners #livingwithgotlands

Seriously, how adorable is this Shetland sheep? ❤️ #shetland #sheep #shetlandwool #nysheepandwool2018 #rhinebeck

The face of modern-day shepherdesses. I love these amazing women, leading their flocks with such love and care, dignity and strength. They are an inspiration, as small farmers, caretakers of the land, and shepherds to the sacred animals who graze and give us fiber and warmth. Meet a few of the many inspiring shepherdesses (and my personal favorites!) who gave talks yesterday outside of Barn 28 at the 2018 NY Sheep & Wool Festival: Tammy White from @wingandaprayerfarm, eternal earth mother, VT shepherdess and fiber farmer, generous educator, fiber artist, natural dyer and pie maker extraordinaire; Keri Boucher, a descendent of George Washington who wears her sheep fleece proudly and is conserving the historic breed of rare Leicester Longwool sheep from her farm @iriscreekfarm in CT; and Judi Lehrhaupt, a master hand spinner from Bucks County, PA raising the sweetest and prettiest flock of Shetland sheep and doing her best to ensure the breed flourishes here in the US. Just a small sampling of the many amazing shepherdesses, and shepherds, who are guiding their flocks through the 21st century. Check out their fleece and fibers and sheep if you have a chance and support the work of small, local farms and breeding programs like theirs! 🙏🏻🐑 @nysheepwool #nysheepwool2018 #sheep #shepherdesses #womenwhofarm

We finally met the elusive and magnificent Valais Blacknose Sheep yesterday at #nysheepwool2018 in Rhinebeck. It’s a sheep breed from the mountainous Valais region of Switzerland, and it’s just starting to be upbred here in the United States with imported EU semen. This sheep is only 9 months old (it’s big!), and its fleece grows 1 inch every month! It’s a beautiful, gentle breed, despite its pomp and size, and many fiber artists and hand spinners are already lining up to work with this wool. Quite a sight, isn’t she?! @nysheepwool #valaisblacknose #sheep #switzerland #WorldsCutestSheep

Are you ready?! Can’t wait to see everyone, old friends and new, at #nysheepwool2018! And super excited to share our story of how new shepherds are born! @nysheepwool #livingwithgotlands #newshepherds #dutchesscounty #rhinebeck #sixdutchessfarm

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