Visit the website and their real home, with gallery, in Topsham, Maine, if you possible can!
BEAU-CHEMIN PRESERVATION FARM, Waldoboro, ME.
JoAnn and Wayne Myers.
Left: field of heirloom plants, where JoAnn gave me copious woad seeds! Right: three Leicester Longwool ewes stampeding to greet us!
Beau-Chemin Farm, Leicester Longwool ewe with nursing lamb and Leicester Longwool ewe in the pasture.
Left: Soay ewe at Beau-Chemin Farm. Right: owner JoAnn Myers telling me about her work in preserving heirloom livestock breeds and heirloom flowers and vegetables.
SPRINGTIDE FARM, Bremen, ME.
I also visited two fiber artists, but did not get photos. In Rockland I stopped by Maine Island Rag Rugs, where weaver Mary Ann Small has a wonderful fairytale studio with her loom and a display of colorful rag rugs sits in a beautiful shed built by her husband and surrounded by lovely gardens.
Last stop of the day was Botanical Shades, where Jodie McKenzie dyes some wonderful hues on beautiful wool and wool/mohair blend yarns that are stunning! She is in between homes right now so I cannot give her address! Hopefully she’ll be settled soon!