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Photos from Family Forest Fest

Earlier this month, Leaping Lamb Farm played host to the delightful Family Forest Fest, with a record number of people on the farm at one time!

With the wildfires going on around Oregon, air quality around the state had been a bit dicey in the days leading up to this huge camp-out, but our gorgeous coastal range blessed us with clean air just in time, and gave some of our attendees a break from the smoke. We had a great time opening up the farm and sharing what we do here with everyone who came.

We wanted to share some photos with you! We can’t share all the amazing photographs taken over the weekend, but you can see LOTS more at the event’s Facebook page here: Family Forest Fest Oregon

Our first gallery comes to us courtesy of Deanna Curry at HeartBeat Photography. Thank you, Deanna!

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  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography
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  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography

Our second gallery was shared with us by Laura Castro of Twig & Lens Photography. Thank you, Laura!

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  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography

Thanks again to the organizers and all the attendees for a joyful weekend!

Leaping Lamb Farm video on Visit Corvallis

We recently worked with Silverman Studios to create a video for the Visit Corvallis website. Here’s the finished result!

Thanks to our guests that day for being good sports and appearing on camera, and thanks to Visit Corvallis for arranging the video!

Vistas & Vineyards – Artists on Location

Last week we played host to the artists of Vistas & Vineyards – Artists on Location, a local group that meets weekly to paint “en plein aire” at sites around the Willamette Valley and nearby areas.

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The day did not seem to be ideal – it was gray, rainy, and cold! The artists took up spots around the farm that kept them (mostly) under cover.

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After a few hours, they gathered in the barn to have lunch and review all the work that had been done during the morning.

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Because they were having lunch… guess who had to be put into an empty stall for a little while?

Yep, Mr. Gillie “I’ll take that sandwich, thanks” Jones. He kept the recent sheared fleeces company for about 20 minutes or so. He’s a GOOD BOY. (He wanted me to tell you that.)

Below are some photographs of the pieces as they were that afternoon. Some were still in progress, some mostly finished. None of them are done justice by my photography!

I don’t have the artists names who created these, but we’re working on getting them, so I’ll update the post as soon as I have more info. I also didn’t manage to catch photos of all the pieces, unfortunately!

Click on the thumbnails to see more detail:

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Artist: Tom Allen

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Keep up with Vistas & Vineyards via their Facebook page, or website. Many of them will be showing artwork at a show at LaSells Stewart Center later in the year, and will participate in the Clothesline Sale of Art in Corvallis in August.

Art that comes from the farm

We have something very special to share today, and the photographs simply ARE NOT going to do this justice – but we have to try!

Recently, we had a guest staying at the farm cottage who is a very talented spinner and weaver. She took home some of the fleece from our sheep, and made yarn…

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And then, because she has a new loom and one can’t stop with just yarn when there’s weaving to do…. she made this!

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A branch can be inserted into the loops at the top so this piece can be hung on a wall, and we intend to do just that. We’re going to hang it up in the cottage – along with the sheet showing the locks and sample yarns – so future guests can enjoy this lovely piece of art made with wool from the farm!

Here’s a close-up of that beautiful pattern in the hanging:

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This piece is quite thick, and the artist, Priscilla, remarks at how very much yarn the technique uses up. Perhaps if I could be patient enough to wash and spin plenty of this wool, we could make an amazing floor rug. (Of course, I’d need to learn to weave. Oh, Priscilla, will you give lessons?!)

Thanks again to our lovely guests Priscilla, and her daughter Jessica!

The farm as a photography backdrop

Early in June, our friend Dennis Rivera conducted a photo shoot at the farm.

It’s gratifying to see the farm this way… the evening light of late spring, the lush green grass, the patches of wildflowers, a family enjoying each other’s company with no outside distractions.

Dennis and this beautiful family spent about two hours here, just walking all around the property, interacting with the animals a little bit, and having a lot of laughs!

 

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Photos Copyright Dennis Rivera