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Morning Moon Alpaca Farm, The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky, and Sketches, Scrapes and Lines

Get the scoop on a monthly songwriter showcase at one of Springfield’s coolest bars, dive into an artistic literary adventure your kids will love and meet our 40 four-legged friends who keep us knitting furiously and their caretakers who are putting their

By Ettie Berneking | Photos by Katelyn O'Connor, Brandon Alms

May 2014

Local Product

Morning Moon Alpaca Farm Yarn

Attention knitters! The silky smooth bundles of yarn at Morning Moon Alpaca Farm (832 Anchor Hill Rd., Rogersville, 417-235-5171, morningmoonalpacas.com) are our new love! Owner Dianne Six and her husband, Mike, tend to their 40-plus alpacas, harvest the fiber and even hand-dye the yarn. Dianne sells the yarn out of her basement “farm shop.” Just call ahead to make an appointment.

 

 

 

Live Music

Sketches, Scrapes and Lines

Step into Lindbergs (318 W. Commercial St., Springfield, 417-868-8900) the last Friday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and you’ll find this dimly lit bar doubles as a haven for local musicians. The Sketches, Scrapes and Lines showcase welcomes Barak Hill and three of his favorite local songwriters to the stage. For the measly $5 cover charge, this might be one of Springfield’s best-kept secrets. 

 

 

 

Book

The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky

Meet young Auggie Walter Jones, the creative mastermind who stars as the leading lady in Holly Schindler’s newest children’s book The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky. Based in Springfield, Schindler uses her own artistic struggles as the backbone for Auggie’s tale of overcoming social and economic divides and finding joy and beauty in everyday trash. Get your copy of this inspiring tale at Amazon.com.