Monday, May 03, 2004  

Sheep and Wool

warning- LOTS of photos!!

I was only planning on going to Sheep and Wool on Sunday with my parents and grandma- boy, would I have missed out! My parents went primarily for the sheepdog demonstrations (just about the cutest things ever), and with grandma there too, we couldn't spend the entire day wandering through the vendors and barns. Luckily, my wonderful boyfriend Shawn, who really wanted to go but couldn't go on Sunday, convinced me to take him on Saturday. In the words of Rachael... "you have a boyfriend who WANTS to go to sheep and wool?" :)

Not only did he go with me, at times he was even more excited than I was! For example, he learned how hard it is to spin...

...and he forced me to do terrible things like eat amazingly yummy funnel cake. Don't I look like I'm under duress?

When we weren't eating something yummy, we were enjoying all of the animals, demonstrations, and vendors... although I didn't actually buy anything! I was tempted by some of the yarn, but I was really looking for some handpainted yarn in green for a scarf... but none of the greens really were what I was looking for. But even just window shopping was amazing!

My favorite part BY FAR of the Sheep and Wool Festival is the sheepdog demonstrations- they are so happy when they get to 'play' with the sheep!

We also enjoyed the shearing demonstration- and, sitting out in the full sun and 80 degree temps (and getting sunburned), we were tempted to get shorn ourselves!

Doesn't that look SO much cooler?

The other highlight of the festival (for me, at least!) is the "angora lady"... she was there last year too, although last year she was spinning from a grey bunny. That's right- she plops the fuzzy bunny in her lap, and gently pulls out tufts of angora, and spins it. With how much Cricket has been shedding lately, maybe I should give this a try! ;)

Oh, and I finished Springtime on Friday... but I didn't end up wearing it this weekend, and now the temps are back into the 50s and 60s. {sigh}.... well, it'll be hot enough very soon, I'm sure! :)


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