Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sheep and Wool Festival

Today was the Sheep and Wool Festival at Mt. Bruce Station. It's one of the most beautiful settings on a normal day, but when things are all decorated for the Fall season, it is just gorgeous. It was a little drizzly today, but that didn't dampen anyone's spirits. My daughter, the baby and I attended...mostly to have their lamb lunch, but to take in the sights and to check out the booths.

There were several booths with handmade items made from wool, homemade honey, dried flowers, you could buy lamb meat....just anything that was natural and homemade. They have sheep shearing demonstrations in the barn and they have demonstrations of how the dogs (Pyrenees) herd the sheep.

The Fall decorations were a site to see. Pumpkins, squash, gourds, everywhere. They were even on top of the chimney stacks. Sunflower heads were everywhere. This surely gets you in the Fall mood.

These little guys were the absolute cutest llamas/alpacas (not sure which). I thought the little brown one looked like an Ewok from Star Wars; and they made the cutest sounds.

I didn't buy any of their wool yarn this year as I had just purchased some yarn recently, but I wanted to share with you the couple things that I have completed in the last couple of days.

Cole is modeling the first bib made from Sugar'n'Cream stripes "kitchen cotton". It did pretty well at containing the drool. Made another one that still needs its button and I had my daughter try on her sock so I knew how long to make the foot before decreasing for the toe. She was so excited. One more sock to go.....for her anyways.


  1. It looks so wonderful! I love fall and these festivals that come during the season.

  2. That looks like a lot of fun!
    Lots of Fairs going on this time
    of year.
    Thanks for sharing the pics.
    Ah, you're grandson is so cute!
    Bless him!


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