First there was the 4-H; ladies and gentlemen, I present a league of our own, the 4-F Divas
the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival
Take a bunch of like-minded people, put a map and a cool drink in their hands and two hours later, VOILA!
FRIENDS (from L to R): Michelle, Carolyn, Monica, Rachel, Dee, & Lynette
Not as huge as MDSW, the WSW fest was just as user friendly and fun! There were about three sheep barns and two big vendor barns located in Jefferson, WI, on the recently built fairgrounds.
We had a BALL! Many hugs and kisses to Michelle for handling, with ultimate style, the driving, and a big thumbs up to my mates for not mocking me when I discovered that I’d had my shirt on inside out for most of the trip! (I’m blaming the Rolling Stones concert I’d attended the night before at Soldier Field for that insane fashion faux pas…)
FIBER: the really lovely stylings of Briar Rose Fibers, from Michigan, hand-painted yarns extraordinaire. I just love those little sweaters – what a great idea to simply show off how your colour ranges work.
FUN!: a little bit of ye olde Men Who SPin! Oh, alright, the truth comes out at last! The only reason I’ve been going to all these Fiber Fests is not the critters or knitters, it’s the MEN! I love a man with a staff or strand in hand!
Awwwh! NOW we get to the real reason one might go to these events: the purdy little critters! Now, laugh if you must country-folk, but us City People have to get by imagining other four-legged species beyond the Domestic Chien et Chat (Rotweillers, although large, do not count!) We enjoyed a demonstration of some very large sheep running in a very large field herded up by a very talented Shepardess and her Border Collie.
FOOD: nothing beats the wonderful viddles one finds on fairgrounds in America! Here in Wisconsin, I enjoyed a pulled-pork sandwich, with some delightful crisp and cool potato salad, polished off with a piece of homemade rasberry PIE! YUM!