Saturday, November 30, 2013
Taos Mountain Yak will look quite different today as with all vendors ..we will have a much smaller space. So keep an eye out for us in the same location but with three panels which will be used for vertical display of our knitting and crochet items. Because the space is so limited Yak Meat will be available only when ordered in advance. We will take orders each week for the following week. This was a special order knitted by Jodi ...... There is alpaca roving available, and a little hand spun alpaca as well. So come along and join the fun. MARKET IS OPEN FROM 8am till 1pm.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Just before sunrise on Thanksgiving morning ..... incredibly cold and beautiful. Time for preparations for the cold winter season ahead. Because of the seriously reduced booth space, I will bring only that meat which is ordered. Orders for the following week can be placed at the Taos Mountain Yak booth, or by phone and email druing the week prior to each market. I will have a display of items made using yak, alpaca or llama fiber as well as with wool ... orders can be placed for small crochet and knitting accessories also. All our work is original and created to please the eye and warm the body. This photo is an example of the type of work done by Jodi Jurney who will also have a small selection of hand spun fibers for fellow spinners and knitters or crocheters.
Friday, November 22, 2013
The forecast is for 16F at 5am when I would normally leave for market. The roads will be icy and the travel very slow. It is also forecast that a large storm will hit Santa Fe about the time market would close. For this reason I will not attend SFFM tomorrow. Sorry. I recommend everyone stay safely indoors in the warmth of their homes! Have a lovely cozy weekend.
Happy hens ... nothing like their warm freshly laid eggs as hand warmers on a cool morning.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Due to the seriously reduced space at Santa Fe Farmers Market, Taos Mountain Yak will bring only that meat which is ordered ahead of each winter market. Each week we will take orders for the following week to prevent disappointments. Our HOLIDAY MARKET will focus entirely on byproducts of our animals. Hand spun Fibers, crocheted and knitted items. Art work by Llama Gyurmed on yak bones, Yak Recipe books, hides, skulls and hide cushions. Yak tail fishing flies, yak tails and roving. So please contact us if you do want meat throughout and during he holiday season. It is the season of soups stews and roasts ...great yak products .... Hopefully there will be a fresh supply of Yak Jerky very soon, as some yak meat has already been placed with the Jerky processor. Also note ... the alpaca roving has arrived!! So we will have some roving available for spinning or if you wish ... and if and when Jodi has time, some beautifully spun alpaca fiber for knitting and crocheting!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Step into fall with confidence, warm alpaca, lama, wool and yak knitwear and crocheted hats, headbands and mittens and a freezer filled with yak meat. Jodi and I will be at the market today with a good supply of gift items and other practical warm accessories to get you through activities from yoga to hiking or simply for everyday practical use. There is an exquisite feather weight yak bamboo shawl knitted by Jodi in a design by Stephen West and an original Jodi design hat to go with the shawl. I have focused on headbands and fingerless mittens this week. So come join us in the indoor warmth and atmosphere unique to the Santa Fe Farmers Market today. I will be serving Green Chile Yak stew samples. Meat is sauteed in Oleaceae Jalapeno Olive Oil then simply cooked in a Santa Fe Ole Green Chile Sauce.