We will be hosting a felting class on Wednesday, May 8th
Where: the town and country farmers market. Class starts around 10am!
Look for Celia’s tent by the fountain in the grass!
Class fee is typically $5 per participant.
Anyone 5 years of age or older is welcome to join us!
Children younger are allowed with parental supervision and help.
This week’s lesson will be about making felted animals!
Feel free to ask any questions at
We taught some families from a local homeschool group about wet felting! In the class we taught the kids how to make a felted soap bar.
Here are some wonderful pictures taken by, one of the mothers, Marilee.
Here is Cousin It with her new son that was born today. Peggy Sue had twin black lambs with big white spots on their heads yesterday. They would not hold still long enough to take their picture. We will try again. Thanks to all of you that have dropped names by our booths at the markets or on facebook. All these little ones need names. Our themes are Soda Fountain type music of the 50′s-60′s and the Adams Family for the Churros. “It’s ” baby last year was “Wednesday” and “Morticia’s” baby was” Pugsly”. Keep sending us your ideas:)
Winners of the goat naming contest last week were the names “Pickles”, “E-Harmony (her mom is Dot Com), and “Tator Tot”. Remember that I have to go out into the pasture and holler for them so it can not be to embarrassing of a name!
Xander came over during Spring Break to help on the farm. Along with gathering eggs (he especially liked the ducks), assisting with milking, brushing horses, feeding sheep and goats, he helped with the bottle feeding in our new kindergarten. In addition to the nursery there is a kindergarten for the bigger doelings to bounce in. Newborns and their moms stay in the nursery for the first two weeks.
Baby goats often have problems with body temperatures the first few days to a week. Excessive cold–last week, and now heat–make it hard on the littlest ones. We also have an ICU play pen in the house with a heating pad if needed or just for cooling down.
Everybody in our equine division got a pedicure, massage, workout and bath today. Kerry Ann and Emily got enough shedding hair to make another horse off of the ladies! This is Takia enjoying her Spring Cleaning session.
After a month of dealing with the death of my husband I took a 4 day healing retreat down near Tuscon. Emily ran the farm and the markets for me(she is amazing). When I pulled up in the driveway upon my return I saw the first twins of the kidding season. Talk about the circle of life!
We are up to 25 at this moment (could change at any time around here with more mommies popping). We have all the goat colors of the rainbow. Even a rescue goat that was too thin and had no milk had twins. You will meet them at a market near you if we don’t have a bottle feeder/helper available. Babies eat every 4 hours around the clock when they are this young. Stop by and visit them at the market nearest you.
We also need 25 new names. Let the girls know at any of our booths what your ideas are. Your help is appreciated!
I wish to thank all of our friends for the love that you have offered to us during Jimmie’s illness and after he passed. So many friends and customers from the markets that have become friends over the years have offered help at the farm, given hugs, sent cards, and prayed with and for us. Thank you all for helping me through this difficult time.
Jimmie traveled the world during his 77 years. The only continent he didn’t visit was Antartica. He chose to end his time with me on the farm. He loved his chickens and all of the animals on the farm as all of you know. He could talk your ears off about chickens and then start on the virtues of Nubian Goats or Arabian Horses! Jimmie will be sorely missed by all of us and we celebrate his life and awesome work ethic as we continue to farm out in Tonopah.
Thank you and blessings on all of you for your great kindness.
Hello beloved friends and family,
For those of you who do not know, Jimmie has passed away.
Although we are all very sad to not have him in our lives anymore, we’re also very grateful that he is no longer suffering and that we got to spend such wonderful times with him while he was here.
We are grateful for all of your good thoughts, prayers and love that you’ve been sending our way here on the farm. It truly means a lot to us and there is no way to say a proper thanks to you all.
We are holding a memorial service for Jimmie this Tuesday, the 5th of February, at 2PM at the Grace Fellowship on Miller Road in Buckeye, AZ.
1300 North Miller Road
Buckeye, AZ 85326
We’ll be having apple fritters, Jimmie’s favorite, after the service is over.
Thanks again for all of your kind words and warm hearts.
Emily @ Chile Acres Farm
Emily took this photo of us at the hospice center. We will be together this Christmas despite all odds. I am taking my wool work along for those times that he doses off which are far more frequently now. Usually there are carols, presents, a family gathering, and a feast. This Christmas there will be the sounds of labored breathing, medical machines, and whispered prayers. There will be the gift of recieving and giving comfort and love. A gathering of just us (till death do we part) and the hospice staff. We don’t care about feasts. Food isn’t all that important in death. Our focus has shifted. All of Jimmie’s family members have been here to support us and to visit Jimmie and encourage him in his journey. We have been blessed with neighbors and friends that have helped us with farm work, hugged us through medical emergencies, and prayed for us through these challanging times.
Here is our Christmas wish to all of our friends, family, customers, and neighbors:
Love each other each and every moment of the coming year. Make every day count. Nothing is more important than our relationships with each other. Merry Christmas.
We sorted the sheep for shearing day by breed. Churros get sheared twice a year while the Cotswold and Cheviot are only once a year. When you catch a sheep you seat it on it’s bottom and it will be docile for transport. It was a hot day and we were all wearing hats, so… you get the picture!!! Guess all the sheep needed was a red solo cup!