Jan 09

Coming Out Of The Deep Freeze

After a brief period of freezing rain last night the ice is starting to melt off.  Very overcast day though, perfect for cleaning house and rearranging magazines and books that are spilling all over the house. Happy to report that all the sheep and bunnies  have made it through ok.  I will have some really …

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Jan 01

HAPPY 2014

I am going to try to add more  posts on life here on the farm this year.  I am slowly learning  how to work on my website. Every year since 1995 I have read daily through a devotional book titled GOD CALLING by A. J. Russell.  Back in 1932 two women gathered daily to hear …

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Dec 27


Icicles on the south side of our little rock school house home

2013 was a successful year for teaching and vending in fiber festivals. I was a vendor/teacher in 14 festivals.  My favorite was Michigan Fiber Festival in August.  Thanks to all who took my classes and purchased fiber from me at all of them. We lost some of our special friends this year; our Border Leicester …

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Nov 10

Fall Update

English Angora with Yarn 2013

November is a busy month.  We are getting ready to breed two groups of Border Leicesters and a very small group of Shetlands.  We lost our Shetland Ram, Tonto recently and he will be greatly missed.  He was rescused from the slaughter truck and given to me by my friend Mary Ellen Kelly.  He sired …

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Sep 02

Barakel Farm Fiber Mill

Paula's Rover 003

I have purchased a Paula’s Rover and Patrick Green Powered Picker and will soon have it up and running.  The Rover was only made for several years and sits on a table and produces roving only.  It is a super machine.  I plan to specialize in Angora rabbit fiber blending.  As soon as I am …

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Sep 02

All my Border Leicester Ewe Lambs have been sold for 2013 – taking orders for 2014.

I will also have some BL/BFL Leicester lambs for sale (hopefully).  I am selling most of my Shetlands to cut down on feeding and work.  Email me if you are interested in a starter flock of Shetlands with a ram.

Sep 02

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival, Jefferson WI Sep 6-8, 2013

I will be at Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival vending and selling Angora rabbits.  I will have a black/white Harlequin English Doe for sale.  Email me at nancybarnett_98@yaho.com before the 5th if you are interested.

Oct 25

Registerd Border Leicester Ram Lambs for Sale

As of 10/24/12 I have 3 BL ram lambs for sale.  They are registered with the American Border Leicester Association.  They are sired by a Deakin ram, white, who is RR.  I have a white ram for $150.00, a grey ram for $200 and a silver ram for $250.  These rams are not big enough …

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Oct 25

Ewe Lambs For Sale

As of this date, 10/24/12, I have one 1/2 Border Leicester 1/2 BFL ewe lamb (twin) for $125, she is white and one CVM Cross and Border Leicester 3/4 white ewe lamb (twin) for sale for $95.00.  This ewe has more CVM type fleece than Border Leicester.  I also have a 1/2 Border Leicester 1/2 …

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Sep 17

Fiber Daze, Neosho, MO Sep 21-22, 2012

I will be at Fiber Daze teaching Sari Silk Safari and vending.  Stop by and say hi.   I have been very busy this summer, From MO to TN, to IA, and just back from Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival.  Had a good time and great folks in my classes.  Did great with vending.  I …

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