Situated in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks, our little farm consists of a total of 65 acres, 15 of which are cleared for pasture with the remaining 50 acres of woods completely encircling the pastures and wrapping the entire farm in its loving embrace. The blessings of Nature greet us daily and truly add depth and meaning to our lives. We lovingly raise our precious AAGBA angora goats, focusing on their health, happiness, and the growing of the most incredibly soft fine kid mohair! We still maintain a few Silver Appleyard ducks, but no longer raise any chickens. And we are very blessed with an abundance of Nature all around us from the call of the whippoorwill and mourning dove to the soft hoof prints of the white-tailed deer. We believe in living our lives as fully and naturally as possible. We strive to work with Nature and maintain a natural balance within our lives and upon our farm.
Nature not only inspires our way of life, but She also inspires my artistic spirit. Utilizing the gifts of Nature, I love to create fantasy artwork such as exquisite, stoneware faerie home/birdhouses which are gracefully adorned with representations of Nature's delicate leaves. As I design these darling little treasures, I imagine a world where happiness and simplicity thrives, where magical spirits dance from place to place and rest each evening under the stars and within the protective love of Nature. I believe in magic and sharing the simple joys of Nature with others. I hope that each of my creations may find a good home where the artistry and magic may be appreciated for generations.
Nature influences my hand-stitched beaded jewelry too. I strive to create artistic jewelry which expresses my love for Nature. Using the tiniest of leaves, I love to design stoneware pendants and textured beads. I add complimentary semi-precious gemstones, fine crystals, and glass seed beads and hand-stitch them into unique designs. In my little farming world, I get very few chances to wear these exquisite works of art, so I dream of how others may enjoy them.
The blessings of Nature continue in the gifts provided by our precious animals. Because our angora goats come from some of the best breeding stock in the country, they grow an incredibly fine kid mohair throughout their lives. I love spinning these luxurious curls into unique, specialty yarns! Sometimes, I continue developing the fiber into fine fashion accessories such as stylish handbags, snuggly scarves, and delicate shawls. And with so many precious goats growing such lovely fiber, I also share some with others. On occasion, I'll offer some of these precious curls up for sale, sometimes in their raw, unwashed state, fresh from shearing while other times, I'll wash and dye them into rich jewel tones. We will be offering other treasures too, including mill-spun mohair yarns, yarns spun from our llamas' fiber, luxury spinning fibers, and many of my own artsy textured yarns. Please check back often to see our current offerings!