Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Beautiful Day with Fiber...and a Front Moving In!


We had wonderful weather for a day out at A Wool Gathering, and it seemed to be a good sized crowd.

People really got to see what llamas "do"...we had Alarm Call demos just about all day as Willy (not in the picture) was bothered by some goats over in the pasture and had to let everybody know about it periodically from 9-5! Shadow, on the other hand, was bothered by Willy sounding off all the time and pacing around the pen, getting in HIS he gave the Spitting demos!

All in all, though, people enjoyed petting them and asking the usual questions. Most of them the normal ones about spitting, shearing etc. And I got some much needed plying and spinning done!

I was in the animal tent with several types of sheep, goats, the sheep shearing demo, and Jeff with his bunnies (also has goats).

WoolGatheringJeff Lloyd came back in the afternoon with the Snow boys (grandsons) who had a blast running around. They got to make several ropes in the kid's tent, make felt and some other things.

The Society for Creative Anachronism is always there dressed in Renaissance style. We even got to see some jousting!

WoolGatheringJousting1f  WoolGatheringJousting2 Preston had fun sitting with Jeb Mac (Jeff McKinley) and his wife, Carolina Pearl who entertain the kids playing a farmhouse fiddle, banjo, lap dulcimer and other instruments. I think this one was Old McDonald's Farm... lol


One of our last visitors before we packed up...was this lady with an apple! Apples around llamas?!! Seriously? Ooh boy! Willy was the first to get a bite, but Shadow soon dominated the situation and ended up with the entire thing!

I never got her name...I just called her the Random Lady with an Apple... which she quickly added, from New Hampshire! So, here's the Random Lady from New Hampshire with an Apple....

WoolGatheringRandomNH Lady1  WoolGatheringRandomNH Lady2 WoolGatheringRandomNH Lady3

You still have time to go today, although I won't be there. Lots to see and do for all ages!! Why not make it a family outing... and go to A Wool Gathering!


After getting home and unpacking, a front moved in... some really cool clouds. I don't think we ever got any rain though!

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Thanks for stopping!



Jessica said...

These are amazing pix of the clouds! I've never seen them like that! Thanks for sharing

Traci S. said...

Hi Dawn~

Happy Blog-O-Versary Week! Why, can you believe, I have never been to a Wool Gathering? I have done some fur brushing though! lol Great photos! I really love the cloud photos. They were so unusual. Hope it wasn't anything serious anywhere.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Traci S. said...

Oh yes..."Lady with the Apple"-from fortunate -she is not "Lady with no Fingers"-from NH!


Joanne (jojot) said...

hmmmmm....sounds like those llamas of yours are pretty ornery at these the kids and adults had a ball.....tfs, my friend

Jeni said...

Great pics Dawn! Looks like a fun day....until the clouds rolled in. Lol ~jeni :)

Sabrina Jackson said...

WOW, Dawn, what awesoe pictures!!! It sure does look like everyone had a great time!! Oh my goodness, those clouds look amazing!!! I don't think I have ever seen anything like this here in AZ.Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Sabrina