Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Upstate New York hosts a spectacular fiber festival in October chock full of breeds, breeders,competitions, demonstrations, and lots and lots of fiber!
Andy will be coming along.
There will be all manner of furry, fuzzy, fluffy friends; Angora goats, all breeds of sheep, to Alpacas and of course llamas. My favorite breeds of sheep are the long wools, Wensleydale, Teeswater…and Leicester long wool. I dream of owning a few myself. Perhaps at the fair, I can meet the right breeders (fingers crossed).
A friends sheep…too cute.
Jenni and I have been working on ideas for our stall display, we (Howie) have built several over the course of the years, but for Llama shows,not for fiber shows, and they must be different, I think.
Here is Andy sticking his head through our last display ~ in the making…guess he couldn’t wait.
I am thinking I should tap Josh’s creativity( Daughter’s boyfriend, Josh Cookfair ) being a phenomenal graphic artist and skilled at the art of branding ~ I am certain I could use his input. My daughter Juli is a talented illustrator…Jenni can structurally design just abut anything; Howie can build anything, so I think we will figure something out!
We have much to do, grooming, planning designing and such…
Andy has grown so much over the summer, I will take a few shots of him and try to post them tomorrow…sweet, sweet boy; still miss his Mamma. (You can read a bit about her here..) He was barely 3 months old when she passed.