This past weekend was the Midway Fall Festival and for the first time in a long time, I set up with some handspun, hand dyed yarn, my spinning wheel and a few lambs came along just for the fun of it. I shared a space with my friend, Lindy (Seldom Scene Alpaca Farm) and spent the two days demonstrating spinning and answering questions like, "Are these (the lambs) the babies of those (the alpacas)?" Seriously! The lambs and alpacas always draw a crowd. I forget that these animals are not a part of everyday life for most people, but being in public with them sure does remind me. Teeny was one of the lambs who went this weekend and she is definitely a ham. She loves being petted and doesn't even seem to mind when the some of the little kids don't know anything else to do but throw hay on her head! At one point, I went into the sheep pen to give them fresh water, and while my back was turned, Teeny decided to go for a walk. She was strolling up the street, much to the delight of everyone watching her, when I discovered she was gone! She just wanted a little look-around!
Here are the latest pictures of our new girl. She is a feisty little thing already and has plenty of attitude for such a little one!
It didn't actually feel much like fall this past weekend. In fact, it was hot and we still have had no rain. All of our pastures are completely dried up. You can see in the latest pictures of Pippi and Strawberry that there is a small circle of green where we have watered, trying to save some trees, and everything else is crispy brown (which is great for fried chicken, but not so much for grass). I know the rain will eventually come, but apparently there is none in the near future for us. (Yes, that blob on the ground is Buster. He's definitely back to feeling like his old self!)