Huntsville, Ala. ---- Alabama A&M University’s Small Farm Research Center, in conjunction with Tennessee Valley Women in Agriculture, will host the first annual “Family Farm & Fleece Day” Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the AAMU Agribition Center, located at 4925 Moores Mill Road, in Huntsville, Ala.
Free and open to the public, the event will include numerous exhibits, crafters and painters, a benefit auction, farmers market, vendors, door prizes, baking
contest and sales, and live music. Attendees will also receive invaluable information about alpaca petting, sheep shearing, and much more.
The special day also highlights diverse classes and workshops on the process of drop spindling (10 a.m., $25), triloom weaving (11 a.m., $20), soap making (1 p.m., $25), and beginning knitting (1 p.m., $15).
Planners have arranged for several children’s activities, as well. Among the many activities are information on making a bracelet or necklace from alpaca fiber; making a bird feeder; enjoying puppet theater; face painting; coloring book contest and others.
For a complete list of activities, vendors, auction rules, entry forms, class registration, downloadable coloring page, etc., please visit www.familyfarmandfleeceday.com or contact E’licia L. Chaverest, program and marketing specialist, Small Farms Research Center, at (256) 372-4970.
by Jerome Saintjones