This past weekend was the annual Rhinebeck sheep and wool festival. If you’ve never been, it’s a grand time. I didn’t take a lot of pictures of yarn. It’s a bit dark in the barns and you don’t get to see how gorgeous the colors are. Plus, the whole point of fiber is the way it feels, and that won’t come through in pictures. So instead, I took pictures of animals, which I hereby present as an antidote to all the depressing news in the world. (For full sized image, click and then click again.)
Those last four pictures are from the “spitters’ obstacle course,” in which young 4H members attempted to convince some seriously stubborn alpacas and llamas (aka spitters), to do things like walk on a tarp, step over a bar, and back into a “parking spot.”
And last but not least, the llama part of the animal parade.