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Baa Ram Ewe October 18, 2004

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Gracie_babysits_a_bunnyRhinebeck was so much fun. Gracie and I haven’t had a mother-daughter day out like that in a long time…maybe since that time she and I went to Paris and we discovered she had head lice outside of Notre Dame. Even the drive was fabulous. The foliage was goregous–not quite peak but beautiful nonetheless with the bits of green mixed in with the reds, yellows and orange. We brought a book on tape, Because of Winn Dixie, and listened to it on the way there and back–it is also extra credit for Gracie.

Gracie_loves_alpacas_1Gracie enjoyed the animals so much–more so than Kevin and I did when we went to Maryland Sheep and Wool. It was such a joy to see the festival through the eyes of a child. So, there was a good mix of shopping and animal fun. Gracie desperately wanted an angora bunny. I did too at Md S&W and said I would buy one at Rhinebeck. But as I decided not to go and changed my mind yet again–we were not prepared. Gracie is counting the months to Maryland. My mom says she will go and we will bring Gracie too. Gracie is saving her money too for the rabbit hutch.


The frisbee dogs were a blast. We happened upon that accidentally but sat and watched the whole thing. The dogs and owners/trainers were phenomenal. Gracie has a new hobby in mind. In addtion to the rabbit keeping and the interest in learning the drop spindle.

I met bloggers this time. Gracie and I were in line at the 4-H booth for a hotdog when I saw a group of familiar looking women. I was reluctant to go up to them but, with Gracie by my side, I went for it. It was a brief meeting but I met Kerstin, Mary Beth, Kim, Norma, and Sandy.

And who was the first blogger I ran into? And into again? Ann! I love this photo of she and Gracie.

And here is my haul. And there is more on the way via USPS. Yippee!


10 Responses to “Baa Ram Ewe”

  1. Annie Says:

    I’m so bummed that I missed you! I had to leave at the crack of dawn Sunday morning. Next year!

  2. Vicki Says:

    What a great way to spend some girl time with your daughter! It’s neat that she had so much fun, and allowed you to see it from a different perspective. And what a great basket of goodies!

  3. Joanne Says:

    So glad Gracie and you had a good time. Wish we had run into you as well. I almost phoned home and told my husband to build a bunny hutch. I was quite smitten by the tan angoras myself. Next year, I think we may opt out of the bus trip and drag our menfolk along.

    My favorite part was watching children interact with the animals.

  4. Kerstin Says:

    Oh, I’m so glad you approached us! See? You taught Gracie to GO FOR IT. (Never mind that we were all strangers! haha) You know who else approached me? Kim from The Woolen Rabbit. She saw me carting my wheel back to the car and came running up. You two would get along well, I think. Baa, ram, ewe!

  5. Margene Says:

    It sounds like so much fun and your basket of fibery stuff really looks wonderful.

  6. Norma Says:

    Yes, I second what Kerstin said. We were sitting there, not knowing who you were, but admiring your sweater while you were in line. Most likely if you had not approached us we would have stopped you anyway, strongly suspecting that you were a blogger! Kim also stopped ME the day before — she came up and said, “you don’t know me, but I recognize that sweater” — my Plain Vanilla. But I didn’t have it on on Sunday.

  7. Mary Beth Says:

    It was such a bonus treat to run into you like that!

  8. Gracie is counting the months to Maryland. My mom says she will go and we will bring Gracie too. >>>>>>>>>

    Hi, Kathleen: So glad to hear you enjoyed the festival at Rhinebeck. Tell your mom that I will hold her to her comment about going to Maryland next year. We are going back to Dutchess County this Saturday, to pick up our 8 week old Schnoodle girl. Wow, two weeks in a row.
    It was a great festival and we enjoyed all we did and bought. Best wishes, Catherine

  9. Orli Says:

    Yarn to me always looks so yummy, just like candy =)
    Love that sweater you are wearing…did you make it?
    I guess it’s pretty cold now in the East Coast huh?

  10. Chris Says:

    I am sooooo jealous! I wish I could have been there. I love the sweater you had on. Love the stories and seeing the goodies.
    Devan looks great! It will fit eventually.

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