Open House at Calypso!

Explore Calypso Farm with your friends and family on Sunday, July 15th from 12-4pm!   -Hands-on activities for all ages -Live Music -Farm Tours -Fiber & Blacksmithing Demonstrations -Farm Animal Visits -Hands-on Education Stations -Wood-fired pizza and salad for purchase … Continue reading →

Animal Husbandry: Sheep & Goats

Animal Husbandry: Sheep & Goats This class goes beyond the basics of keeping sheep and goats. These two sessions will use a hands-on approach to a number of practical skills for working with goats and sheep, including: safely handling animals, … Continue reading →

Sheep & Wool Day

Come up to Calypso to meet our Shetland flock and learn about raising sheep in Alaska, handling and washing fleeces, recognizing different types of wool, carding and spinning basics, and using wool to make functional items. Sheep shearing demonstrations will … Continue reading →

Spinning in Color

Spinning in Color Sunday, Dec. 3rd 12:00-4:00 PM Calypso Farm – 4780 Old Nenana Highway – in the Fiber Studio (you can park up near the studio) Explore a variety of techniques for spinning multi-colored roving to produce an array … Continue reading →

Holiday Needle Felting Workshop

Learn to needle-felt, and make simple sheep or gnome ornaments for your home or gift-giving this season! We will be using barbed needle-felting needles to catch the scales of the wool fibers, compacting them into a thick felt!  This workshop … Continue reading →

Animal Husbandry: Sheep & Goats (Part 2)

This class goes beyond the basics of keeping sheep and goats, providing hands-on experience with a number of practical sheep and goat husbandry skills.  Over two sessions (Tuesday, May 16th and Thursday, May 18th), participants will learn about safely handling … Continue reading →

Animal Husbandry: Sheep & Goats (Part 1)

This class goes beyond the basics of keeping sheep and goats, providing hands-on experience with a number of practical sheep and goat husbandry skills.  Over two sessions (Tuesday, May 16th and Thursday, May 18th), participants will learn about safely handling … Continue reading →

Sheep & Wool Day!

Come up to Calypso to meet our Shetland flock and learn about raising sheep in Alaska, handling and washing fleeces, recognizing different types of wool, carding and spinning basics, and using wool to make functional items. Sheep shearing demonstrations will … Continue reading →