This Shearing was even more fun since I was finally able to meet in real life (IRL!) people with whom I "talk" to every day on Ravalry. Friends from Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, New Jersey, Massachusetts.....Just a fantastic day.
Of course it was a working day too, as I brought along my Juniper Moon Pottery. Everyone is always so enthusiastic! I had some trouble with my Square....cell service is a little spotty out there and the wifi was down. But business was still good.
Jerry the Llama
Got to see the Maremma puppies! Only 2 weeks old!
(Still just a pile of cuteness!)
These are working dogs. While Susie makes sure they are well socialized they are meant to live with the sheep and goats day and night.
Lucy is a good mama.
AND the new dairy cow was delivered. She is bred and ready to have her calf any day.
Susie, Caroline and Zach are working hard to diversify a bit to keep the parasite level down in the fields. Different animal families counteract each others parasite types through pasture rotation.
Plus they are really enjoying working with the dairy GOATS. A cow just seemed to make sense!
The goat milk ice cream provided for dessert was heavenly....
I managed some spinning time before I made the drive home.....
Then I packed up my yarn prizes (there is always some sort of raffle and the yarn prizes this time were absolutely wonderful!) and headed home.
All in all a fantastic day.
Thank you Susie, Caroline and Zach for welcoming us!