Yesterday, The Tim and I headed one state over to go to the New Jersey Sheep and Fiber Festival. I've been wanting to go for a few years, but would never remember the date until it just wasn't possible to plan. This year, I missed the last time I would be able to take the Rosie's bus to Maryland Sheep and Wool, so I was anxious to get to at least one fiber festival. And when my friend Mindy said she was going to have a booth there, The Tim actually offered to go, since he only knows her through Facebook and wanted to meet in person.
It only took about an hour to get there, and though it was overcast, it was not too hot, and very pleasant for walking around. And what a lovely event! It's small enough that you can take your time and still have plenty of the day left, and large enough that there is a lot to see, and wish you could win the lottery to buy it all.
Here is a selection of pictures I took (I won't make you look at the many many photos of sheep, sheep - just a few!):
Create your own caption ... (I told him I was gonna call it
"The Old Goat goes to the fiber festival")
All of the sheep were friendly
This is blurry, because it was when the sheep were moving during the herding dog demo. These are hair sheep, which I had never known about until yesterday.
The alpacas had just been sheared and were rather blase about the whole thing.
This sweet bunny LOVED being petted and wanted all the attention.
Then there was this guy - I decided I if I lived anywhere near him, I would always try to stay on his good side ...
Me, Mindy, and her two sons and assistants in the booth, Eric and Owen. They are two of the nicest kids I've ever met.
Last picture of the day - wildflowers next to the parking lot. A good way to end, right?
I didn't buy anything, because I forgot to take any more than about $5.00 with me! I just was not organized about it at all, and didn't want to use a credit card, even where they were OK, since I currently have lots on my credit card due to vet visits. But you know what? It's fine, because I have plenty of yarn, and I'm already planning for next year.
It was still an amazing day, just getting see animals, yarn, and other beautiful things. You can't ask for more than that.