Today I played hookie from the farmer's market. No, I don't feel guilty. It was for a good reason...really! I've been keepng a secret from the family for the past 1 1/2 months (which was amazing I could do). Ok, so I thought I was keeping a secret. Small community...made mention of my plans to a few people...yada yada yada...and Hon went to the feed store this morning... Needless to say, he found out I was not only going to the Great Lakes Fiber Show in Wooster, OH for the fibery goodness, but also to pick up Phoebe. That totally blew my, "Hon, I found this cute rabbit on the side of the road and just couldn't leave her there," story. I still told him that line, but it didn't have the same effect. Phoebe is a 4 year old English Angora rabbit, not to mention totally awsome! That little bunny love sat on the front seat of the van for three hours enjoying the air conditioning to get to her new home - our farm - and was super fantabulous the whole time! She didn't mind my caterwalling to country music, whistling, and stimulating conversation one bit. She came from Colleen at the Dustibunni Rabbitry in Burbank, OH. Colleen has raised her, shown her, bred her, loved on her, and decided after Phoebe's four years of awsomeness with her that it was time for retirement. I am so fortunate to have been able to bring Phoebe to our home and I thank Colleen from the bottom of my heart for trusting us to give Phoebe a good home. She's a dream! This picture is of her in bad lighting and after Young'un had given her a mohawk look and other various hair-dos on her head, so she looks a bit windblown. I'll make sure to take some real good pictures tomorrow.
Oh, back to the fiber show...before picking up Phoebe I was at the Great Lakes Fiber Show. That was also totally awsome! I met so many wonderful people! I re-learned how to use a drop spindle and showed Young'un the basics this evening because he's been bugging me to learn for months. I must honestly say he's done a real good job so far, especially for a 10 year old. I saw everything under the sun that had to do with fiber, be it yarn, fiber, gadgets, and whatnot. I also bought lots of fiber, gadgets, and whatnot. I also didn't want to leave Hon out, so I bought him a pair of those hand scissor type shearing things. I know...I was very thoughtful. I also did it to butter him up about the rabbit I didn't think he knew about, but he knew about, and just didn't say anything until I thought I was getting way with it. I still can't believe it! Oh well, maybe next time I'll get away with just sneaking a new fiber animal in. A girl can dream. Smiling & Waving, Sharon
I'm the queen of our farm, although the animals haven't figured that out yet. My title is Head Chicken Wrangler, but most days I'm called Mom. Life is a comedy and I plan on documenting it.