Raindate- Aug 19 – Forgotten Friends fundraiser

Because of the rain today, this event will be held on Sun Aug 19.

Join us at Garden of Eve Organic Farm on Sun Aug 19! Shop Beach Girls Purls and other local artisans  & craftsmen and you will be raising money to help puppies and kitties in shelters find their forever homes.

Fun for the family: food, music, belly dancing, raffles and pet adoptions.

Sun Aug 19, 10am-5pm.

Learn more on Facebook.

Sat April 21 at Crossroads Farm

Join Beach Girls Purls at Crossroads Farm to celebrate Earth Day and the start of the farmy season!

The grand re-opening celebration will feature a “Made on Long Island” market, a petting zoo, music and Earth Day activities for the wee ones. Pick up your bedding plants, join the CSA, tour the farm, meet the bees.

Get more info:
Download the event flyer
Crossroads Farms on Facebook

my day as a fiber chicken



Thanks Sonja and Jeff for allowing a couple of rookies to help with your alpaca shearing!

What an amazing day– lots of laughs, tons of fiber & a little poop, too. With help from 8 adults and 3 kids, the shearing dudes de-fuzzed 35+ alpacas, 3 llamas and 2 other animals. As a newbie, I was assigned the glam job of “fiber chicken” which meant a lot of time on my knees up close & personal with the animals, getting spit on, bagging & cleaning up fleece. Check out the video!

For efficiency, 2 shearing stations were set up so while one animal was getting a haircut, the other was getting roped into place & having his/her teeth & toes clipped. The shearing dudes were never idle, moving from one station to the next as soon as they were done.