Author: emmakingsley

Why a Fibershed?

by Gretchen Frederick   I am a person who avoids the why question like…the virus. In our capitalist dominated society, the why of things is answered by profit. Since we moved to a homestead size farm in 1991, any rational, financial evaluation would tell us to give the farm up. Why raise sheep when you […]

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Our Fibershed’s Vibrant Community: One Shepherd’s Perspective

by Martha Polkey, Black Sheep Farm, Luckett’s VA There is a wealth of activity on the fiber front in the Chesapeake Fibershed, particularly among producers marketing to fiber artisans—spinners, knitters, weavers, and felters. A number of area fiber festivals help connect buyers and sellers, offering classes to new and experienced fiberists, boosting enthusiasm and interactions. Some […]

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