my friend, the goat girl
I never put childrens' names on the Web just in case there is some weirdo out there, but here is a photo of a friend who hangs out with me at the fair each year. I have taught her to spin and knit although I don't know if she ever does either one outside of the fair. This is a very lovely child and it's been a priviledge to see how she's grown up a little more each year when I run into her at the fair.
I spent a little while fixing up the alpaca fleece display. We finally got the gutters put on the tent so that the fleeces couldn't get wet, so I stuffed them in their "display" bushell baskets.
Here is Pendragon's blue and purple ribbon winning fleece:
And here are my two hand spun skeins from the show:
Here is the photo of the sheep fleece that I have been coveting. It is a RAM too! What a pretty boy! I asked the owner if she is going to sell it and how much but NO LUCK THERE! Not surprisingly, he wants to show it at Rhinebeck's (New York) Sheep & Wool Festival.
So after I straightened up things in the Fiber tent, I made my rounds of the fair checking up on all my friends. The pretty pink pig, whom I have been calling Miss Piggy, had been moved to an incubator-type pen so I guess she was expected to farrow today. Poor Miss Piggy; she looks so tired!
My favorite calf, that I have been calling "Oreo", is looking cuter than ever! 4 MORE calves have been born at the fair since Sunday!
My friend, Kevin, who runs "City Streets/County Roads" with his wife, Kay, was being interviewed for some local TV Channel. This isn't the first time either. Maybe we should re-name him "Hollywood!"
A quick buzz through the Household Arts Building turned up THIS grand champion sweater of which I am soooo jealous that I can't even stand it! Whoever this woman is, I hate her. I have been knitting FairIsle since this past May, when I took the class at the MD Sheep & Wool Festival and, I can tell you, none of mine looks even remotely like THIS ONE>
And, speaking of that old "green eyed monster", I love my mean, elderly horse, Sweetie (don't let the name fool you) but who could possibly see THIS gorgeous piece of horseflesh and not feel envious?!!? This guy's job seems to be to get the harness racing horses to line up in front of a little truck that drives around with a starting gate hanging off of it and, when the harness racers are lined up with the gate, it swings open for them to start.
This is just one of MANY yummy horses at the fair. Too bad I'm not independently wealthy because I'd like to have one of every kind there.
Coming soon....... results from the live alpaca show (as opposed to the FLEECE show - not the DEAD show as my brother wanted to know.) and the dreaded obstacle and costume classes. Stay tuned!
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