Tom's grandfather bought this land in 1944. Over the years the land was split between brothers and cousins. The farm is located on part of the property where Tom's grandfather built his own house and Tom's mother's original house. His grandfather inscribed the word "Ecclifechan" in the basement of his mother's house. "Ecclifechan" is Celtic and means "little church". In that hospitality, we hope that our farm and art is a blessing to all who visit.
My great-grandmother taught me to crochet when I was 8 years old. Later I learned to knit and wanted to be able to start at the very beginning of the process until the end product. So, I taught myself to spin.
We started our farm in 1991 with our first sheep named Max. Currently our fiber animals include Shetland sheep, alpacas, and Angora rabbits. We also have donkeys, goats, chickens, ducks, and guardian livestock dogs.
I have been a fiber artist for over 20 years. I love taking the fiber from the animals back and creating a wearable piece of art.
Tom learned his wood working skills from the same grandfather that bought this land. He has been a wood carver and folk artist for over 35 years. He also is a very talented musician, song writer, story teller and play write.