Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Barrellin' to Maryland

The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival is coming up fast. There's still so much to do to prepare. Like getting the 100 CD drop spindles finished...

and packing up a big flock of the ever-popular knitting sheep magnets...

And lots more. But in the meantime, farm life goes on. Today we entertained no less than five sets of visitors and sold eight dozen eggs. I should have installed a turnstile...

My friend Sharon, her husband, a son and daughter-in-law and four grandkids came for the grand tour. Miss Ruth was the perfect PR dog - so gentle with the kids and with her pasture mates. She did, however, stay between the strangers and the alpacas.

Sharon supervised the meeting with the Jacob sheep...

... and introduced little Taylor to her sponsored chicken. "Now, which one is it?" Taylor can't decide.

This evening in the Red Barn, I enjoyed the company of friends Jill, Debbie and Sally. I snuck in a little spinning time, as a break from all the Festival preparation. Here's some of the sari silk I got from Christine at the DFW Fiber Fest:

It spins up into a gorgeous yarn, sparkling with vibrant, shiny colors. Very soft and fun to spin.

Alright then. Break's over. Back to work.

4 comments:

  1. I seriously come visit your blog every day!! I love that you keeps up posted!
    The knitting sheep magnets are so cute! who makes them? and your sari yarn looks
    b e a u t i f u l

    hugs!

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  2. Did something happen to Judah? I must have missed a few posts... :(

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  3. Anonymous3:14 PM

    Sounds as though you're having a great time! Hope the festival preparations are goin well! Love the sari yarn! Looks so much better when it is home spun!
    Best wishes to you and the Red Barn Gang
    Caroline

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  4. Judah is fine - he is over in the north paddock with the Gulf Coast Native sheep. Ruth is in the south paddock with the alpacas and chickens. All is very well...

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