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Evacuation

Evacuation

At 7:20 am on Saturday, I woke up to the fire alarm in the hallway. We had to evacuate in our pj's, but luckily I had the good sense to grab the truck keys so we didn't have to stand out in the 36 degree chill.


Learning to Felt

Learning to Felt

This lady was giving a demonstration on felting. She wrapped a good size stone with yellow fleece, then with red. Using hot water and dish soap, she squeezed and squeezed the fleece until it was felted. Once felted and dried, she cut around it lengthwise and popped out the stone. The result was a sweet little keepsake box with yellow inside and red outside!


Our Mascot

Our Mascot

As soon as I saw it, I had to get a picture! There was a shepherdess, too, but I guess she didn't want to be in the photo. Mom certainly seems to love it!


Frisbee Games

Frisbee Games


Frisbee Games

Frisbee Games


Frisbee Games

Frisbee Games


Frisbee Games

Frisbee Games


Frisbee Games

Frisbee Games


Frisbee Games

Frisbee Games


Wood Shop

Wood Shop

This guy is displaying all the tools used in woodworking before electricity. Very cool.


General Store

General Store

All the cans and bottles on the wall are true antiques. I could have spent an hour looking at all the different products on the wall.


General Store

General Store

An old checkerboard, a woodstove, and the post office all in one place.


Starting the Shearing

Starting the Shearing

He started with the underbelly, then worked around until there was one piece of fleece left lying on the plywood, then a naked sheep back in the pen.


Shearing the Face

Shearing the Face

I can't believe how this sheep only freaked out twice, and not at all when his face was being sheared!


Getting There

Getting There

This poor guy almost got a shot to the unmentionables when he flipped the sheep over!


More Shearing

More Shearing

"I hope you all are enjoying the show."


I'm Naked

I'm Naked

"I'm so embarrased. All these people watching me get undressed."


Fleece

Fleece

Here's the fleece that came off one sheep.


All Done

All Done

The guest speaker with the finished fleece.


A Keeper

A Keeper

I would have loved to have taken this sheep home. He was so friendly, and his wool was so fluffy!


Big Guy

Big Guy

This guy was so friendly! He would stick his head out to anyone to be petted!


Spring Lamb

Spring Lamb

This little lamb would scratch one whole side on the post, then turn around and get the other. He and his mom were being taken out when I was there.


Merino Goats

Merino Goats

This is where that soft, soft yarn comes from.


Mom with Sheep

Mom with Sheep

This was the only way I could show how big some of these sheep were! Some were the size of medium dogs (fully grown), and some were as big as my mother.


Beautiful Fleece

Beautiful Fleece

This sheep had the cleanest, tightest curls of the whole bunch!


Sweet Sheep

Sweet Sheep

I love his bangs!


Blogger Bingo

Blogger Bingo

When Mom and I rounded the corner, we came upon a huge crowd of bloggers. I didn't even get to play that much bingo because it was so overwhelming.


Scenery from the New York Thruway

Scenery from the New York Thruway

I wanted to include this one, but the photos just don't do justice to what you actually see going over the hills and coming up on mountains!


Scenery from the New York Thruway

Scenery from the New York Thruway

I love mountains, so we got plenty of photos. I included this one because I thought the colors were amazing!