Rhinebeck Day 2

Yesterday was a lot of fun. I walked approximately 5,280 miles, ate a lot of festival food, said hi to people whose work I respect and appreciate, met a bunch of Ravelers at the Ravelry party, bought some nice things and pet a lot of sheep and goats.

The animals are mostly sweeties. Some are shy, but some aren’t. They seem to enjoy being spoken to softly, maybe with some scritchings behind the ears. These animals give us fiber folks so much joy, it makes sense to me to appreciate them in person, maybe give them some joy with a well-placed ear or under the chin scritch if they want one. I’m told this is a bit hippy dippy, but I can be kind of hippy dippy sometimes, and I like the idea of that joy going full circle between the animal and the human who spins or knits with its wool or hair. 🙂

This little guy was a trip! He got some scritchings, and was so curious about my iPhone I thought he was going to bump it with his nose!

Published by Beth

I currently reside in Pittsburgh, having moved here in May 2008. I live with my husband Fred and life is really awesome. In the past few years I have completely changed my life (and I couldn't do it without support from family and friends). I now work as a writer and editor, and my favorite topics to write about are how to live a more positive life, book reviews, and sharing my crafts. Welcome!

2 thoughts on “Rhinebeck Day 2

  1. I guess I’m a dippy hippie too, because I completely agree with your philosophy. They bring us joy, we give them skritches… which make both of us happy… ad infinitum. Yay!

    I am soooooo jealous of your trip! I will make it there one day, I swear. I’m aiming for getting out to the Maryland Sheep and Wool next year, since I can stay with my Mom on that trip. Hooray for fiber festivals!

    1. I hope you can come next year Xiane! It is truly fabulous. I’ve never been to MDS&W though I hope to some day. Thing is, I bought enough stash at Rhinebeck to last me til next Rhinebeck or beyond, LOL!

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