Monday, October 18, 2010

Marcel

As anyone with a farm and livestock (or old house cats) knows, it's hard to get up the nerve to leave town. And that's if you have a good farm sitter, which we do. Thanks, Barbara, for always taking such good care of everyone!!!

I'd planned for months to go to Rhinebeck this year. Both Saint Tim and I had had a crazy couple of weeks though between the wool festival, WEG, lots of out of town company, work, Tim traveling, more work...and by about T-12 hours of leaving, I decided to bail. Just. Couldn't. Do. It. At 3:00 on Friday morning (much to Saint Tim's surprise - and why we call him Saint Tim), I woke up and thought, life is short. Go to New York.



And along with a few festival goodies, we brought back Marcel. You may have seen him before ;-).



Riding for 10 hours with a sheep in the back of your car can be dicey. Rebecca Boone was quiet the whole trip. We barely lived through the hour it took to bring Sherman home. This handsome boy said hardly a word. Marcel Marceau. And when he did, it was so low and growly that Tim said he sounded like Marcel's Talking Chainsaw.

How many are going to have to google that one? Let me know, especially you western folks. I know the yankees won't know ;-).



"So you're the famous Woolliam."

"Yeah, what's the news from back home?"



We had a great trip. Rhinebeck was awesome as always. The company was outstanding. The weather actually cooperated. The trip home was uneventful. I'm very glad we I decided to go. Still, this picture was the highlight of my weekend.

It's always good to be back home again.

22 comments:

lisa said...

I should of went after all. I have lots of weaver friends that go to the show!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Everyone should make at least one pilgrimage to Rhinebeck!

Phyllis said...

Love Marcel's face! Can't wait to meet him. Glad you went and very happy-happy you're home in one piece...now rest.

Peacecat said...

Marcel is adorable. What a great face!

Tiggeriffic said...

I chuckled when I read that you had Marcel riding in the back of your car...Lol
and his grumbling,,that was cute. His coloring is so beautiful~!~!
Will look forward to hearing more about the adventures of Marcel...and Willard...~!

The Barn Door said...

He actually rode in your car?!?!? I've hauled sheep in the back of a pick up with a camper top on it, but never in a car!!!

Jennie C said...

Awww Sara he is cute and Robin's sheep are the best. Sorry I get all my fleeces from Robin and I love her cotswold rovings. I was at Rhinebeck on Saterday...picked up two fleeces from Robin and two rovings as well LOL

Sarah said...

the idea of driving with a sheep in the car, just cracks me up. But then I think, why not? People take all sorts of critters in their cars. Sounds like Marcel is a coopertive traveler.

Gayle said...

Tens hours is a long time. You are brave. Those would be interesting photos to see.

Alice said...

He is just as handsome as his baby picture! I predicted he would connect with Wooliam who is sure to tell him how he rules on the Equinox Farm. What a good eye to eye meeting of the two ;-)

Lindsay said...

Marcel looks really handsome!

Shelley said...

Welcome Marcel! You're going to have the BEST time!

Jody said...

Our two new Gotland ram lambs were brought from New York in the back seat of a pick up. Boy did it stink and there were sheep poopies in the (unused) ashtrays LOL!

CTG Ponies said...

Quite a road trip.

bj said...

Finally, a chance to say thank you for the Wonderful Equine photos -very exciting and beautiful.

I think I'm in love... with Marcel Marceau! He has such gorgeous coloring, a real handsome hunk! A sheep riding in your car? Better than a horse!

Shannon said...

Oh good, I knew he he needed to come live with you. He has matured into a handsome boy :)

DayPhoto said...

He is just SO handsome! Go for you!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

patchworkfibers said...

I don't have to google - I know :-)

flowerweaver said...

He's a cute face! Usually they come in pairs...?

Ed said...

Too cool, Marcel has good company at his new home...:-))

Verde Farm said...

He is just beautiful. What a great take home. I would say your picture is hard to beat. What a great place to live :)
Amy

Jenny Glen said...

Marcel is super cute! What breed is he?

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