October 31, 2010
October 27, 2010
Now, onto fibery goodness! The stupid picture loaded wrong! Oh well - turn your heads. You'll get the general idea. My Ravelry buddy has been a real stinker! I wasn't expecting it, but she dyed this yarn for me just for Halloween. It's called "Bootiful". I love it! The colors are perfect and I cannot wait to knit some cool socks with it! She also sent some peanut butter cookies and an adorable pumpkin bucket. Gee, you would think I never baked for my family! They ate those cookies like there was no tomorrow. I guess I need to get the recipe. Send it on Aredhel!
October 16, 2010
These poor little sheep! They were in these covers, in a barn that was a little too warm. We wanted to liberate the sheep!
This is Bob. He's a 22 year old Percheron. This picture doesn't show just how MASSIVE this horse was! They had eight of them. RL loves VWs. So, when we were looking at the horses and saw how much they weighed - between 1,700 and 2,200 pounds - he said, "Wow! That's more than a VW!"
These were some wooden turned bowls. Beautiful! Unfortunately we didn't get to see the demonstration, but we still got to admire the handiwork.
The chainsaw artist was there - we missed his demonstration too! They had these sculptures for a silent auction. They were really cool!
Quilts were hanging from the rafters in the arts and crafts building. So many beautiful quilts!
October 5, 2010
This is Sugar. She was born on a Thursday and we were there the following Sunday. She was really getting around! It was fun to watch her try to sit like the other alpacas. It looks like hard work with those long skinny legs!
Here's Sugar and one of the future mama alpaca's. I don't know why she stuck closer to this one than the others, but they were big buds. I think the big alpaca was due in another month or so. They have a gestational period of almost a year! Can you imagine? Whew! I was upset when I went three weeks over with L!
The owners children kept us quite entertained. They have five year old twins. That would be enough to keep one hopping, but they also have two older children. Anyway, we were talking to the twins about the dogs they have around there. They have three dogs who are definitely pets. They love to be oohed and aahhed over more than the alpacas. Then there are two 'work dogs' who are in the fields with the alpacas and watch them. The little boys told us they they protect them for 'ky-dough-dees'. I couldn't figure it out at first and then it was, "Oh, coyotes!" They were interesting little fellas and really in the know!
This is probably my favorite of all the pictures R took while we were there. They were just resting and watching the rain. I think they had the right idea!