Author Archives: WillK

Spring Is Time For Rebuilding

Spring has sprung, or so they tell us since it has been cooler and wetter than normal.  Will has set out the web collecting frames to get our little workers thinking about spinning. Plans are underway for a new shop; … Continue reading

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Our Thoughtful Young Visitors

Our recent fire has made for a tough couple of weeks leading up to Thanksgiving Day. But our neighbors and friends have really gone the extra mile in helping us. We especially appreciated a group of students from the elementary … Continue reading

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Moving On

This has been a tough couple of weeks for mother and me. First, to watch helplessly as flames consumed the shop and store. Then standing by as the pile of rubble was loaded up and hauled away. I’d much rather … Continue reading

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We’re Devastated

Dear Friends, On October 25th the Spider Web Farm was destroyed by fire.  It was devastating.   Fortunately no one was hurt but all machinery, equipment and raw materials were destroyed. Our 40th year was so rewarding.  Although webs were scarce … Continue reading

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Just Getting Up To Speed

Having celebrated my 90th birthday this winter it takes me longer to get moving these days. While the going is slow, we’re looking forward to collecting spider webs this summer. Folks stopping by have been great even though the spiders … Continue reading

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Our Wish To You

Every year I do a little Christmas display.  I have it out now if you’d like to drop by (but not on Christmas Day or New Year’s).  If you can’t make it, on behalf of the entire Knight family, we … Continue reading

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A Visit From Troop 509

We had a visit from Girl Scout troop 509 from Berwick, Maine last week.  I got to answer their questions about spiders and show them how I harvest the webs. It was a fun visit for us all.  Great kids … Continue reading

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Open and Just Waiting For You

I’m sure Terry and I were not the only ones looking forward to this summer.  After the long hard winter and a short cold, wet spring we can’t wait to start collecting webs. Winter was hard on the spiders too … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For Summer 2015

We’re just about ready to open and none too soon.  We had both appointments and some drop-ins this holiday weekend.  Luckily I’ve been as busy as a mid summer spider. After a long winter and a cold spring we finally … Continue reading

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Tough Winter But We’re Getting Ready For Spring

This was our toughest winter in all our years here in Vermont.  Health issues,  snow and just trying to keep warm kept us housebound and out of the shop.    Winter seems to be finally over!  No signs of spiders yet, … Continue reading

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