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Ballyhoo Fiber Emporium podcast for fiber artists and producers featuring farm tips, sheep education, industry guests, farm updates, and more!

Episode Fourteen: Joys of Joining

This week's episode begins with an interview with Kelley Yates. Kelley is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office. She's an incredible resource and a ton of fun to talk to! We're chatting about the benefits of joining producer associations and how the small ruminant industry is growing in Kentucky.

Then I head over to the Godflocker's house for a stitch and...well, just listen. For the first time our hijinks appear largely unedited (except for trying to eliminate the noise from Brick's HVAC and doggies). I hadn't seen Brick since before Thanksgiving, and probably won't catch up with him before 2016, so this conversation is our holiday extravaganza!

Finally, a year end review from Ballyhoo and best wishes for the coming year! Thanks to all my guests who have made this show interesting and to you, my listeners, for making it possible!

You can learn more about the KSGDA at Information about the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival, held every May in Lexington, is available at the KSGDA website or at

Brick mentioned Blacker Yarns, which is a wonderful company in the UK committed to natural, breed specific yarns.

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