Life in Hepner Hollow

Jan 10, 2019, 11:22 AM
Social media is the perfect vehicle for the dissemination of aphorisms. "Like" and "Share" are such simple responses, and we have become so well-conditioned to receiving information in sound-bite-sized portions, that we seem content to take our wisdom by the teaspoonful, swallowing fast before clicking or swiping onward.
Dec 18, 2018, 11:10 AM
Winter is here, the solstice just a few days from now, and though I am not one who despises winter, I do find my thoughts sometimes drifting to summer, to warm golden light and green fields all round.
Dec 3, 2018, 10:50 AM
So does Proverbs 16:18 instruct us to be humble, to be mindful how easy it is to get carried away with ourselves. One step at a time, the author reminds us, even when we believe we are sure of the way. Nothing that goes wrong with a knitting project can rightly be referred to as "destruction", but overconfidence can lead to costly mistakes.
Nov 15, 2018, 10:39 AM
The gorgeous roving pictured here was hand dyed by Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes. She is primarily a weaver, but the yarns she spins can also be used for knitting, and they are a joy to work with.
Oct 25, 2018, 10:18 AM
Join me in my adventure to Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site where I saw several recovered artifacts used in the production of textiles.
Oct 8, 2018, 11:42 AM
They envision their farm, store, and B&B as fully integrated components of a healthy, working landscape. To that end, they are building partnerships with others who are like-minded.
Sep 3, 2018, 1:02 PM
Welcome to our second update for Kortright Handworks @ La Basse Cour, and a special welcome to those who visited with us on Family Farm Day and at the West Kortright Fair.
Sep 3, 2018, 11:30 AM
An increasing number of small farming operations in upstate New York, including La Basse Cour, are raising their fiber animals using regenerative agricultural practices.
Aug 7, 2018, 12:56 PM
On July 21, we held our first workshop by Julie Rockefeller on knitting in the Fair Isle style. Julie is now offering several Knitting Fundamentals Workshops. The first one is set for this Friday, August 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at La Basse Cour.
Aug 1, 2018, 11:24 AM
Diane Frances lost her heart to this sweet farm in 1996 while on a scouting mission to find a second home close to her parents, thinking she might one day want to retire up to the country.