Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lights! Camera! Action!

The critters got their big break into show business today.  New friend David Birch came with his high-powered microphone to pick up animals sounds, particularly chickens, for his biology project at Collin College today.  The alpacas, usually unrepentant hams, clammed up when faced with a high-tech piece of equipment.

The chickens, on the other hand, were full of things to say, keeping up a steady chatter for the mic.  Can't wait to see how David's project comes out.  Hope the chickens don't hit me up for union scale.


We also welcomed our friend Stephanie's Sunday school class to the farm today.  What a lovely group of many ages of people, out to learn about the farm and fiber.


The little bit of mud didn't deter them from tromping through the pasture, trying to coax the alpacas up for a closer look.




Thanks, you all, for coming by.  Hope to see you again soon.


Meanwhile in the LRB, a diligent group of spinners, crocheters and knitters worked away on their projects.  Dawn, Catherine and Peggy made steady progress.  Virginia (not pictured - drat!) was the first one here and the first one to have to leave, but she finished a crocheted shawl before she left!  Way to go, Virginia!


Tutu's socks marched on...


Rita's secret gift project unfolded...


Karen's pretty little Holiday wheel was as cute as a bug, but was having some mechanical issues...



Ms. Maryann came by to try out the wheels which will be auctioned off on June 4 and helped us identify some areas that need a bit of  tweaking on each one.  Rita gave the Finnish wheel a spin to see what needs attention.

So lovely to see everyone today.  Thanks to the folks who served as an impromptu focus group for some projects I have up my sleeve.  They'll be revealed when more of the details are worked out. 

In the meantime, have a happy weekend, all...

3 comments:

  1. Looks like a great day at the farm, Cindy. Lots of activity even on a sorta rainy one.

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  2. What a lot you had going on! It's great that all these families are getting an introduction to the farm Cindy! AND a BIG 'HELLO!'to the LRBarnies! I was knitting with my eldest daughter when you were all out on the farm! Lovely!!!

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  3. Wow I like this post so interesting any way I'm looking forward to see a post about Farm Equipment lights.

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