Franklin/Somerset Travels: Wynmere Farm, Jill Snyder Wallace, Mount Vernon and a loon
As luck would have it, Maine Fiberarts’ member Jacqueline Horn of Wynmere Farm in New Vineyard was home. I saw the Jacob’s sheep, knew she was in the area, and pulled in the driveway. What followed was a lovely tour of Jacqueline’s home, gardens, and animals: sheep, emus, birds, and two peacocks. Jacqueline and her husband David live in a home on Porter Lake that was handed down through generations. She has lived and kept sheep near Maryland Sheep and Wool in Howard County, near NY Sheep and Wool in Rhinebeck, and now for several years in Maine. She had a prized ram with high horns, a friendly flock, and a barn full of fleeces. Her yarn is spun at a spinnery nearby and she offers unique and very soft fleeces for sale.
It was the last day of my journey and I was headed home. Had I traveled north to Carrabassett Valley, I would have seen the studio of Jill Snyder Wallace. I have visited her former home in Minot, but have yet to see her new place. Instead, having had a great adventure, I took a scenic road home, back past The Apple Shed (with a quick stop to resupply), stopped in the scenic town of Mount Vernon, and, with my camera, finally captured a loon. For now, my trip to Franklin and Somerset Counties was complete!