Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sheep and Bunnies and Donkeys and Baby Alpaca... OH MY!

So, continuing with the catch up posting... Joanne and I spent a beautiful Saturday trekking around NH on the Wool Arts Tour this past weekend. Oh what fun we had! Caution: picture heavy post ahead!

We made it to all 5 stops, catching up with blogless Kathy at the first one and traveling with her along the way, bumping in to lots of other familiar faces. Friends, fiber, foliage, fun... and lots of beautiful animals to gawk at!

There were fluffy bunnies...
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Some cute & curious alpaca

(are they trying to avoid Joanne??)
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A sheep shearing demonstration...
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Finished!

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A majestical beauty...

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Lots of beautiful fall scenery...

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How cool is this pic? It was just someone driving around with a cool old car who had parked outside one of the farms, but it looked so cool with the pumpkins... postcard worthy, no?

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I am pretty proud of my photography skills... look at these cool shots of the bees pollinating the sunflowers...
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Then... there was the alpaca farm! Oh what fun that was (did you know you could bring one home in the back of your SUV? Why yes, you can!). There was even a brand new baby alpaca girl born while we were there (and appropriately named WAT, after Wool Arts Tour!). We missed the birth by misunderstanding what was going on and by the time we made it outside, she had been moved inside to bond with Mom. But look at all these beauties...

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We think this was the guard alpaca, as he

kept standing at attention, staring at us just like this...
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Ever see an alpaca roll around in the
dirt, playing like a dog? I did!
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Some pretty fall shots...

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Look at this background foliage... I told you my photography skills were on!
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Here's a baby who was born in July, alongside her protective Mom...
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Not to be outdone by the alpaca, there were some beautiful donkeys as well...
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And of course, some most beautiful yarn... we found this gorgeous Lamb's Pride handpainted by Seacoast Handpainted! (note to self: MUST. GET. VERMONT. COLORWAY.)

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I didn't purchase any, as we found it on our very first stop and weren't sure what else we'd be happening upon. Speaking of which, I will save the purchases for the next catch up post! Hopefully I haven't overwhelmed you with too many photos here! I'll leave you with one last one... Joanne & I left our mark outside one of the stops...

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See those 2 "darker" spots at the top & bottom of the photographic evidence? Nichole's tires might have been the culprit. Lack of parking lots = parking on the side of the road = trying really hard to get a big SUV off the road enough = going a bit too far and not realizing the big drop off/ditch on the side of the road = going a bit over the edge = shit OH SUGAR = 4 wheel drive to get back on the road = a couple little pot holes left behind... oopsie.

8 comments:

Channon said...

And a good time was had by all. Good! Now, hurry up with the stash building updates, will ya?!

MBT said...

Yay for critters! Your willpower is better than mine as you seem not to have purchased any livestock, and I have Cameron T. Bunny :-)

Dianne said...

Looks like you had a great time! I just love alpacas. Their faces are so very cute!

Cole said...

It looks like you had loads of fun! The alpacas are too cute.
It will be a long time coming but I hope to get a bunny in the next few years or so.

Grace Yaskovic said...

I love alpaca's we have a couple of farms here, and I think I need to go visit them very soon!!

Alana - Knit Wit said...

I just loved your picture-filled post!! You've got more than one in that batch that's worthy of being a postcard. I want some of that yarn, too, and those alpacas... they are TOOO cute!!

Joanne said...

WOW, LOOKS LIKE WE HAD A GREAT TIME...OH YEAH, WE DID!!! YOU PICS ARE WONDERFUL...JUST LIKE BEING THERE. CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT YEAR TO DO IT AGAIN! NEXT STOP...CLASSIC ELITE...LET'S SEE WHAT KIND OF DAMAGE WE CAN DO THERE!!!!! UNTIL MONDAY...JOANNE

Sonya said...

WOW! I love your pictures.

It looks like a great day was had by all.

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