As the year begins winding down, and Thanksgiving and
Christmas approach, we would like to extend a special fleece offer as you
prepare for the Holidays. We have recently had some of our premium fleeces
become available for sale and we would like to offer them to you. Some of these
fleeces have been in competition this summer, winning awards and touring the
Fall Spectacular Savings
From now through November 10th, all orders placed via email
will receive free shipping with the purchase of two or more fleeces!
This special sale includes Frosty’s stunning fleece, the
Overall Reserve Grand Champion fleece at the 2014 Iowa State Fair! Ribbon
winners from other competitions this summer are also available. From white to
black and many colors in between, you are welcome to browse the fleece
selection on our 2014 Fleeces tab.
Our fall special also includes a big sale on roving!
Charcoal Roving is now just $1.38/ounce or $5.50 for a 4 ounce ball! Buy 8 or
more ounces and receive 10% off the already reduced price! Check it out on the Roving Tab.
Top skirtings are now marked at 25% off and ship free with
the purchase of any fleece! View the available skirting on our 2014 Fleeces tab.
You must act quickly, as fleeces and wool products will be sold on a first
come first serve basis!
Summer has come and gone. The leaves have changed from green to yellow, and now winter is quickly approaching.
Please enjoy the latest updates from our Farm as we look back over a productive summer!
Our second cutting of hay was baled in August and a superb third cutting was taken in September.
Abby's summer litter of puppies have all found new homes! Faith, pictured above, went to Las Vegas to live with her new family
Our garden harvest has been progressing and we are almost finished!
Our leeks have all been chopped and frozen. We are looking forward to delicious soup this winter!
We had another bumper crop of watermelon! This one weighed in at 45 pounds!
The calves are growing nicely and gaining weight. Russet is especially large for his age.
We enjoyed a very special visit from our friends Pat and Lisa.
We were privileged to take a short trip to the Grand Tetons with them. The fall scenery was breathtaking!
Here at Grace Valley Farms our fall work has begun and preparations are under way for winter.
All too soon, falling snowflakes will replace the falling leaves. We are reminded of the many blessings the Lord sent our way this summer and we are grateful for another year!
Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
Well, it's that time of year again ... Summer Fair Season!
The Iowa State Fair represented our second of three wool competitions for 2014. We entered 6 fleeces this year.
Frosty's fleece won:
1st place in 36's-48's Low 1/4, Common and Braid, Colored
Grand Champion Hand-Spinning Fleece
Overall Reserve Grand Champion Fleece
This marks the third year in a row that Grace Valley Farms has had the Overall Reserve Champion fleece at the Iowa State Fair!
Daisy's fleece won 1st place in her class (top)
36's-48's Low 1/4, Common and Braid, White
Garfield's lamb fleece won 1st place in his class (bottom left)
50's-58's 3/8 and 1/4 Blood Combing, Colored
Gilbert's lamb fleece won 1st place in his class (bottom right)
50's-58's 3/8 and 1/4 Blood Combing, White
Gomer's fleece took second in his class, behind Garfield's fleece.
Faith's fleece won a red ribbon in her class behind Frosty's Overall Reserve Champion fleece.
Special thanks to Rick and Dee Heinrich for transporting our fleeces to the fair.
Photo Credits: Martha Meyer
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.