I met some very friendly animals, bought beautiful yarn, walked through a farm equipment auction, watched some blue ribbon sheep win prizes, and I ended the day by watching a sheep shearing demonstration.
To start things off, let's take a look at some first-class fairgrounds Americana:
The festival had two enormous barns set up as "country stores," where merchants were selling yarn, wool, and other craft supplies.
|A tree full of beautifully dyed wool: I was home!|
|Meet Ziggy, the angora rabbit!|
Somewhere underneath the fur, he indeed has a face.
The knitters and I made many furry friends:
|Bronwen befriending the baby sheep.|
|Kat petting a super-fuzzy sheep.|
|She loved being petted and embraced every opportunity to nibble on my purse.|
|She didn't mind posing for the camera, and I think she is quite photogenic.|
|Does this sheep remind you of Whoopi Goldberg?|
|Rocking the "just got outta bed" look.|
|That's quite a set of curls!|
|Little lambs with their mommy!|
|Looks like a blue ribbon winner to me!|
|The two large skeins will one day by a vest.|
The one small skein will one day be gloves.