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Which of the following farm animals can be raised for their Fur/Hair?
Did you guess at least three? If you guessed half or more, you are correct! All of these animals can provide us with hair that can be spun and used to make clothes, blankets, scarves and more.
Meet the Alpaca Llama. This farm animal’s fur, when used as fiber is called “wool,” and can be made into fibers that can be made into things to wear.
Not just any horse, but a “Curly” Horse. Great for riding and spinning their fur.
Meet the Angora, one fluffy bunny. It’s fur when used as fiber is referred to as “angora”. Watch the rabbit’s fur be combed and spun!!
Yes, cows fur can be used for spinning into fiber, and one in particular has great hair for that. It is called the Scottish Highlander, and it has long hair compared to other cows. This site says the wool spun from it’s fur can be a little itchy, and it is recommended to mix in other types of hair.
At the Craft Table
Instead of painting a picture, here is a painting done with wool!!
And here is an art project using extra yarn from around the house, along with a coat hanger.
In the Kitchen
What fruit does this Haiku describe?
“Jeweled rubies hidden. Kept in honey comb pockets. Together they gleam.”
Here are a few recipes for kids that use these “jeweled rubies”.
For the Community
At the Craft Table
Learn to knit, by starting with a simple project.
Learn with your child with this resource’s help.
In the Kitchen
This recipe uses what is in-season in the winter months.
In the Neighborhood and with our support - The Food of Love Teen Cooking Program
Check out this mini-documentary about the Food of Love Teen’s Cooking Program, made by Pacific Union College Film students.
Sample of 2014/2015 Educational Programs completed at the Market or in the Classroom.
January 2015: "Oaks and Acorns with the First People," with Fourth Grade Classrooms at St. Helena Elementary. This program was a blend of nature connection in an oak grove, storytelling, an informative slide show, and hands-on stations where kids pounded acorn into flour and made acorn biscuits.
December 2014: Students from St. Helena’s Pathway School and The Young School made these darling penguins with mini bottleneck gourds, with the help of their art teacher Stephanie Zuntz and Market Educator, Amanda Tuttle.
October 2014: “Food Day”.In solidarity with the Napa Valley’s chapter of “Food Day,” and gatherings all over America, Amanda Tuttle, presented a program discussing eating for color and season, and buying locally at the market with a savvy group of Third and Fourth graders from St. Helena's Catholic School. A Scavenger Hunt throughout the market followed the discussion with Market Educator, Amanda.
Here is a creative and clever, accordion card that the Catholic School Students sent in appreciation.
August/September 2014: Both at the market and at the St. Helena Public Library’s Bilingual Program: “Pajama Rama,” Amanda brought the Iroquois story of the “Three Sisters” to life with the oral tradition of storytelling. Kids explored dried and fresh garden beans and corn, through hands on play. At the St. Helena Library kids made Bean and Corn Art Medallions. Both groups at the market and at the library tried “Corn Confetti Custard” from the book “Blue Corn and Chocolate.
May 2014: "Earth Day Every Day". Featuring story, poetry and song and celebrating our one planet.
May 2014: "Herb Thyme". Kids opened their senses to fresh and dried herbs and created a herb sachet to take home.
October 2013: "Apples at School". Amanda visted The Young School to conduct a program celebrating apples! Students listened to a story that captured their imagination, tasted apples and then made Apple Paninis! Here's the pdflogosmallrecipe from one of the students.
October 2013: "Colorful Choices". St. Helena Elementary Students shopped for color at the market and then met up with Amanda for a lesson on nutrition.
And in favorite things, we have listed:
Local Chefs/Food Writers recently featured in the market's Book-Signing Program
Websites that will give you food for thought!
And for the "Movie Buffs", take a trip down memory lane and watch one of the great movies shown at past market "Movie Fundraisers".