9.5.11

Shepherd's Harvest

It's tradition.  Every Mother's Day we head on out to the fair grounds and stomp through the cool wind and mud at Shepherd's Harvest, our area's local fiber festival.  Animals, live music, demos and classes, textiles, and sweet yarn as far as the eye can see.....



One of my favorite parts of the festival is picking out a beautiful sheep and watching the farmers shear the fleece for me to take home!  I was only planning on watching this year, since I'm still working on a dreamy gray and brown Jacob along with an Icelandic fleece I purchased last year, so I waited until the end of the day to venture over to their barn. I watched Jody's skirting demonstration, played with all the fiber laying around, talked tales of spinning, and came home with this giant fleece that's a BFL mix.
I know I said I wasn't going to buy anything, but do you want to know how much I paid for this giant fuzzy fur ball, that's already been skirted and picked a bit???  $10.  Yep, ten american dollars.  It was one of her last sheep of the day to be sheared, and she asked did I want to take it home for a good deal.  Well, twist my arm why don't ya.  She also threw in a bag of Suri Alpaca, just because.  {Note to self; send Jody a thank~you note and some yummy soap!}


I also pulled the Mother's Day card to get my boys to smile all at the same time for the camera.  Thanks guys!

I hope you all had a beautiful Mother's Day weekend~

5 comments:

  1. Oh drool, that fleece looks wonderful. I wish we had something like that here.

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  2. I know, I'm still drooling! I can't wait to play with it this week:)

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  3. What a perfect Mother's Day tradition!
    and happy day to you.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

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  4. Oh, how lucky you got with that fantastic looking fleece. I can't wait for shearing time at our local rare breeds farm to start. What a beautiful picture of you and your boys. Such a special Mothers Day tradition.

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