Saturday, August 15, 2009

Who Doesn't Like a Surprise?


The owner of this fine Angora goat thought she was a little fat.

She wasn't really. She was just in that way.

To the surprise of all and the delight of festival attendants, this morning she gave birth. Twice.


Don't be fooled by this little thief. She may be soft, but she grabbed my camera strap and wouldn't give up without a fight.

I think there was a celebrity siting at the 2009 Michigan Fiber Fest. With hair like that, it can only be Rod Stewart. For some strange reason, I can't get the song, You Wear it Well, out of my head.

I'm too tired for show and tell right now, but my friend Sarah and I had to make more than one trip back to the car when our bags got too heavy. There were dozens and dozens of vendors and more yarn, herding dogs, roving, weavers, shepherds, fleece, wheels, knitters, goats, bunnies, spinners, sheep and elephant ears than you could shake a stick at. One day really wasn't enough, but for now, it'll have to do.

16 comments:

Gail said...

Sounds like a day chocked full of satisfaction...wonderful!

Rose said...

Wow, glad to hear you had fun. Can't wait to see what you bought!

distracted by shiny objects said...

Okay, I was wrong... way better than a car show. Those babies are so sweet. A momentous day all round!

Cynthia said...

Love the Angora goat...is that what the last one is too? He looks a little like my son with his hair carefully placed over his eyes and face. <3

Cheryl said...

What cute little babies! It must have been such a wonderful day and I bet you can't wait until you can get your hands on that wool!

XXXXXX

Rudee said...

Gail, it was a very satisfying day. A little long-6 hours drive time and 7 hours shopping and petting sheep, alpaca, bunnies and goats.

Cynthia-Rod (last photo) was a skinny looking alpaca. Skinny because he had just lost his coat with the exception of his do. The camera thief was an alpaca, too.

Cheryl, I already have some of that wool on my wheel.

Devon said...

Ohhhh, what fun! I am a little envious... have a great time. Did you find something to make that sweater on the cover of interweave knits?

debra said...

Looks like a great day, rudee

Stephanie V said...

What a great way to shop for yarn (potential)!

Miss 376 said...

Sounds like you has a successful day.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Wow that's a lot of walking. Good healthy exercise. Thanks for all your prayers Rudee.
QMM

Renie Burghardt said...

Wow, you must have been in spinners heaven there, Rudee! The baby goat is so cute. There is an angora goat farm near here, hundreds of goats out there grazing away. I love driving by there and seeing them.

Happy spinning!

Brenda said...

I think Rudee was in heaven for the weekend.
Looking forward to seeing more photos when you rest up.

Sandy said...

Ahh what cuties they are, love the last one!

Jadekitty said...

Looks like animal heaven to me :)

Betty F said...

OH it looks like fun. I love the (sheep?) Especially the babies. Glad you bought lots of yarn