Author Archives: WillK

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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Nice Story About The Farm

Just in time for Halloween the weekly paper Seven Days did a nice story about us.  Thse of you who have visited us will appreciate how well they caught on to my sense of humor. (And what I have to … Continue reading

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Getting The Big Picture

Our recent visitor Diane G. sent us this panoramic view of the store (click it to see the full-size original).  She also sent along a nice note saying ” I really enjoyed talking with you and hearing your story.   I believe … Continue reading

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Our Spider Receptionist

A recent visitor sent along this picture with the following note: Hello! I visited your farm a few weeks ago with my mother and my brother, and were greeted by your unofficial spider receptionist! (According to the internet, our little … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Floating Stones

Our little workers pulled a fast one on me the other day.  Imagine my surprise when, as I went out in the early morning to check for new webs, I found a stone floating in mid-air!  Now there’s something you … Continue reading

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They’re Here!

Our little workers are here and happily making webs! Just when we thought summer would never get here and our spiders had abandoned us for a better feeding location, the warm weather arrived and with it the bugs. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Just Waiting For You

The door is open and the web racks are up. We’ve moved some spiders in and now we’re waiting for things to start happening. It’s been a long, long winter and we still hear the furnace kicking off in the … Continue reading

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