Monday, October 22, 2007
Rhinebeck -some highlights
We'll the most wonderful man in the world (aka Daryl) and I rolled out Friday morning for Rhinebeck. How many men do you know will willingly indulge their wives fiber longings like this one :) Driving down in pouring rain to hit the fairgrounds at 4:30 in the afternoon. We picked up two beautiful satin angoras from Sommerhill Farms - a buck for me and a doe for a friend and then headed to the heart of the festival itself -Maggies Farm at 31E. Maggie and Matt -two of the most wonderful people you will ever meet are living a beautiful dream on their new farm.
Besides making the most heavenly soap, this woman sews tote bags that are longed and lusted over by many -myself included. This year I got not one but two of these amazing bags -one for me -one for my sil who is expecting #2 in January -few bags can haul enough stuff for two small kids but these bags are more than up to the task!!
And if that wouldn't keep any other person swamped forever Maggie makes roving from all the critters living on her farm - Blue faced leichesters, mohair, angora, llama and more. Check out her blog at: http://www.bundaflicka.blogspot.com/. It is an amazing read! And her products can all be found at: http://www.maggiesfarminc.com/.
Please check it out and tell her Kim sent you :)
We had a great time with Maggie and Matt all weekend long and they graciously allow me to put some of my bunnies in their booth. We also had a hoot with Jan who lucky girl is going to live across from the bundaflicka crew. Sigh if only......
Saturday also saw the arrival of the "bunny in the red gym bag" Earthsong's Scout an amazing German buck who came home to Canada to woo the lovely "Perfect" our resident diva and German angora goddess. Scout was happy to ride shotgun on the way home -front paws on the dash looking out the windshield and was a HUGE hit at the border.
Besdies spending way too much money and eating fabulous food all weekend the weather was Stunning -warm and sunny -just perfect for crusing all the booths and driving home.
Here's some pics to keep you going!