Ewe Turn Blog

Whitefish Bay Farm, Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin

Making Hay – Again

A month ago I wrote that we were experiencing a super abundance of rain. At that time it was impossible to even consider cutting and baling hay, despite the fact that the hay was ready. The ground was too wet to be rolling heavy machinery across it. The frequency of...

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Lots of Water

Like much of the Midwest we are experiencing large amounts of rain this spring. Coupled with the earlier heavy snow melt, our streams have been running high much longer than normal and much of our ground is saturated. In Door County we are at least lucky enough to not...

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Getting Caught Up

When last anything was posted to the Ewe Turn we still had lots of snow on the ground. A long time has passed since then. In the interim we have experienced more snow, lots of rain and occasional warm sunny days. Spring is at least 10 to 14 days behind schedule here...

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Snow…with a Vengence

In January I wrote that we had experienced very little snow this winter. Those of you who live in Wisconsin, especially the northern half, know that that description is no longer the case. I guess I may have asked for it! In February in Door County we have been hit by...

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Snow Patterns

Over the last few years I have often made a promise to take pictures of the snow patterns which occur on the steel panels of our barn roof. It is a view we see whenever we look out the B&B kitchen window, so it is easy to notice the variety of designs which appear...

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Grousing about Barn Clean-up

It has been a month since I last wrote anything for the Ewe Turn. So many things have been going on here in that time that I will not be able to comment on many items. Therefore, what follows are merely a few highlights. Over the last thirty days we moved from early...

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Autumn Harvests

Autumn has definitely arrived at Whitefish Bay Farm. Temperatures have cooled down slowly. We have toyed with frosts on a couple of mornings, but not seriously enough to end the growing seasons of any plants. More significantly, we have experienced frequent and...

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Foggy Morning Grazing

Since I last wrote, weather conditions have changed drastically, in our case all for the better. After nearly two very hot months without rain, it finally rained seriously during the last week in August and the first week in September. During that period at the farm...

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Upcoming Events

* We are open year round for the sale of yarn. Before May 17th we are open by happenstance or by appointment

* Sheep shearing, early March

* Online Fleece Sale, mid-April. Contact us to be on the mailing list for immediate updates

* May 17th – the Bed and Breakfast opens for 2019

* Whitefish Bay Farm Gallery opens for its regular exhibition season Friday, May 17th. Open every day except Tuesdays, from Noon to 5 PM

* Special Gallery exhibits. Check here throughout the season for special events and shows. The fiber dyeing will occur (weather permitting) into early October

The current dyeing projects are yet to be scheduled

* Gallery closes for the season after Sunday, October 20, 2019

* The Bed and Breakfast closes for the year October 20, 2019

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