After deep reflection, we have decided to cancel all 2020 gatherings at La Basse Cour, including events, workshops, farm tours and bed&breakfast stays. We are sad for the plans not coming to fruition as we had intended, but believe that our best response to these uncertain pandemic times is to observe a "Quiet Year" at the farm.

We will be none the less busy, working toward our food and fiber production goals while tending the land and animals entrusted to our care. Our eggs will be for sale as always in our milk house, and our vegetables in season on our farm stand. Please practice social distancing and wear your mask if you come to the farm.

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You are all in our thoughts daily and we look forward to sharing many joyful events at La Basse Cour, at Kortright Handworks @ La Basse Cour, and in The Carriage House @ La Basse Cour.

Life in Hepner Hollow

May 17, 2020, 4:32 PM
A Quiet Year at La Basse Cour
Mar 31, 2020, 3:29 PM
Winter has ended, welcome Spring!
Jan 24, 2020, 12:46 PM
Welcome the new year, full of things that have never been
Jan 23, 2020, 2:11 PM
In July, Kortright Handworks @ La Basse Cour added a 16" Ashford SampleIt rigid heddle loom to its inventory of fiber arts equipment. We bought the loom from Cece's Wool and Farm Store (an Ashford distributor), ordering it ahead and making the purchase during Jefferson Historical Society's annual Textile Day event in The Maple Museum.
Dec 21, 2019, 8:01 PM
Wishing you the joys of the season
Nov 27, 2019, 5:07 PM
In gratitude, at La Basse Cour
Oct 30, 2019, 11:37 AM
The Leaves are Falling like Snowflakes at La Basse Cour
Oct 24, 2019, 11:30 AM
In June of 2017, Diane and I decided to combine our energy, expertise, and experience to form Kortright Handworks @ La Basse Cour. My impetus at that time was simple and straightforward: I wanted to knit with wool from sheep that I knew. The intervening 28 months have been busy and educational. I am grateful for Diane and Larry's willingness to have me working alongside them on their farm.
Sep 23, 2019, 11:53 AM
Fall arrives at La Basse Cour!
Sep 23, 2019, 9:39 AM
Family Farm Day was a watershed moment for me as a dyer. A friend had given us some japanese indigo (persicaria tinctoria) seedlings in the spring and now was the time to harvest the leaves from the mature plants. I decided to follow the method described on the Botanical Colors website, and to make this experiment into a demonstration.