A site concentrating on hobby farming and self sustainable living. We discuss simple artisan techniques such as blacksmithing, fiber arts, raising livestock, gardening, candle making, basket weaving, canning, and other old world arts and crafts.

Owner: Zsartell

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Language: English

Tags: Farm, living, craft, blacksmith, fiber

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Latest Blog Posts for Iron Oaks Farm

  • Vintage Halloween
    on Oct 6, 2010 in Autumn Hand Crafted Halloween
    Halloween is a big deal around our house. And while I love all things Halloween, I would have to say that some of my favorite collectibles are our vintage ones. Most of the vintage items we have are reproductions, either we've made them to look old o...
  • Wild Wednesday, The White Tail Deer
    on Oct 5, 2010 in Nature Autumn
    So I guess, I can't say I don't have ulterior motives when writing this. Most people who know me well, know I have LOTS to say about this animal. So, for once I'm going to teeter from the soap box and keep it short, hopefully, without sounding too pr...
  • Visiting Salem
    on Oct 4, 2010 in Traveling Autumn Halloween
    Zach and I were married almost a year ago. October 10th, 2009. As our anniversary draws closer, I am reminded of the fabulous time we had on our honeymoon. We were married in the fall, as it is both of our favorite time of year, and what better place...
  • New Features!
    on Oct 3, 2010
    Iron Oaks Farm is trying on some new features. We now have over a hundred posts, so I thought I would design some new features that help organize some of the content that's available. We now have a category section and a search button where you can s...
  • Orchard Images
    on Oct 3, 2010 in Field Trip Autumn
    Blake's is booming this Fall. I felt like I was in the garden of Eden. These frosty purple beauties are prune plums. The bushes of grape tomatoes were so full that the plants were falling over. They have rows and...
  • Caring for the Tools that Care for Our Animals
    on Sep 29, 2010
    Well, we've come a long way as a society in the tools we use to care for our animals. I swear, my dog has a more thorough health screening every year than I do. And while I love to do things the old fashioned way, and would love to tell you that Zach...
  • Wild Wednesday, Puff Ball Mushrooms
    on Sep 28, 2010
    We went for a walk in the woods this weekend and came across these adorable little mushrooms. I think they are puff balls, as they are a white rounded mushroom growing low to the ground with a short stem. They have small spikes or warts on t...
  • Shearing the Angora Rabbits
    on Sep 27, 2010
    Knit and Purl weren't the only ones who've received a hair cut lately. Wallace and Grommit our two Angora rabbits were also sheared. They are a mixed breed of Angora and Thrianta. Wallace is a Chestnut and Grommit (shown here) is a Black.
  • New Projects, Patchwork Plaid Purse
    on Sep 26, 2010
    I made myself a new fall purse. I found this adorable material at Jo-Ann fabrics in the cotton calico section. It is quit squares all sewn together. I made the purse in a sack style with a magnetic button closure that I found in the accessory isle. I...
  • Fiery Friday - Cubicle Forgings
    on Sep 23, 2010
    Hello Everyone,     It's getting chilly now and again here in Michigan and the trees are starting to change colors. It is definitely the time of year that sparks inspiration and the cool weather is great forging weather. Standing in front of a 2...
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