It's stopped raining for two days which means we are crazy behind on outdoor tasks. We are scrambling to play catch-up with the grass - it's thigh high in most places which makes it impossible to set up temporary fence for grazing without mowing down a swath of grass to set the fence. The sheep have their work cut out for them.
In the midst of it all, I took a little 2-day field trip to visit the critters shown in this post. It was a fascinating excursion - more on that later. Can anyone guess what they are?
Add to that the business of show prep. We've been dyeing roving and yarn for the Massachusetts Sheep and Wool Festival which is this weekend at the Cummington Fairground.
The van is packed and in about twenty minutes I'll head to the fairground. Foxfire Fiber & Design's booth will be heavily fortified with Cormo blend roving, yarn and some delicious hand-painted delights. We are located in the stalls, under the grandstand and hope you'll stop at the booth to say hi. Join us Sunday at 1 for our group cast on for our Cormo Flock Sock yarn Knit Along.
Sheep Shares CSA members - please join us for the Strolling of the Lambs next Saturday, June 4, 11-3 (raindate Sunday, June 5).