Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bring Out Your Wool, Yarn, Books, Used Equipment, Spinning Wheels, Cookies...

Don't forget about the Yarn Sale/Swap Meet/Open Farm Day this 
Saturday from 10:00 until 3:00!

Come out and meet the sheep (and dogs, cats, horses, chickens, birds...), talk sheep "til your eyes glaze over", catch up on your Tour de Fleece spinning (or whatever project you are working on), do a little shopping, selling or trading (fiber related only, please) or just hang out with Jester, Ford and Emily in the breezy barn aisle.

If you are interested in learning about spinning, knitting, weaving or probably most any fiber craft, this would be a perfect opportunity.  Interested in learning about different breeds of sheep, their wool, how to care for them...Robin and I both love to "talk sheep" :-).  Interested in learning how to run a tractor or weed eater?  Yet another Perfect Opportunity - just kidding ;-).


We have plenty of space and cool breeze (and if we run out, the tack room is cool, the Wool House porch and neighboring trees are shaded and pretty cool and the Wool House itself is air conditioned. Jester might even share his fan.  Or not.



Everyone seemed pretty excited about the PB&J offer (my kind of crowd!), so I'll have that and a big bag of apples and a cooler full of water.  Considered it a shepherd's lunch!  I do know some shepherds that can put out a fancier spread than that...but this will the "realistic shepherd's lunch" ;-). Feel free to bring your own.  


"Will there be cookies?"

I'm sure there will be.  Or maybe some tortilla chips, saltines or Cheerios... :-)


Just a head's up - we'll be sharing the barn with Del Boca Vista.  They come in the aisleway when it gets too hot and humid in their little shed.  Keep in mind that these three sheep are quite elderly and not in the best shape.  We love them anyway and as long as they are happy and want to stick around, they can.  

If you have any questions or need directions, just drop me an email.  If you are planning on coming and want to advertise what you'll be bringing to swap or sell, you can do so in the comments or send me an email and I'll post it for you.  

Robin is packing her truck tonight and leaving at dawn tomorrow.  If there is something special you'd like her to bring from NY - prize winning fleeces, roving, sparkly colored roving, Cotswold yarn... let her know right away.  She's bringing two rams for The Training Center, so doesn't have a ton of room, but she's a pretty clever packer.

See you Saturday!



13 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

I'll have the usual Punkin's Patch stuff and some extra fleeces, used equipment, books, sheepy stuff, jack lift shearing/fitting stand, maybe some sheep sweaters, back issues of Spin Off and Handwoven and various sheep magazines...

lisa said...

I'll be there in spirit. One day I'll make it in person.

Reg Campbell said...

I will be there. Bringing my projects aka knitting( need help) and project bags to sell. I have some treats. Auntie Reg

Susan said...

GO Maisie.......that sign made me laugh. Nice as I just tossed a 15 yard warp............don't even ask! Have fun. Love PBJ.

Sheepmom said...

OK, I have blending boards, teasing boards, a Quad Kate, new release books and DVDs and some of all our dyed roving colorways packed. The truck is ready to load the rams and I think I have my ducks in a row. Let's just hope one of the little boogers doesn't waddle off.....

Sheepmom said...

OK, I have blending boards, teasing boards, a Quad Kate, new release books and DVDs and some of all our dyed roving colorways packed. The truck is ready to load the rams and I think I have my ducks in a row. Let's just hope one of the little boogers doesn't waddle off.....

thecrazysheeplady said...

Sorry, I have to ask ;-).

MarmePurl said...

I am having a serious case of FOMO.

Ruth said...

My weedeating skills do need some major improvement!

I plan to bring lots of pretty yarns that I have ignored for far too long, some knitting books and magazines, and some knitting/fiber tools and equipment that I no longer use. If my sister comes, she may have a few project bags to bring along.

Thank you so much for hosting this!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Had to google that one :-). Wish you could come!

sophy0075 said...

I hope for everyone's sake that Robin can bring some cooler, NY weather! Wish I could come, but I don't think the Doctor will be in my section of the universe with his TARDIS :( but I will be spinning with you all in spirit!

Lori Skoog said...

How great that Robin is going to be at Equinox Farm. Sounds like there will be a lot of action taking place. Only you would offer PB&J! Take lots of pictures for me so I can see what I am missing.

Sandra Morris said...

Wish I was closer, sounds like a great time!!
Have fun!

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