I am writing this on Saturday Oct. 23rd and I've just come home from our local "Gilfeather Turnip Festival" The Gilfeather turnip, which is very sweet to the taste, originated here in our tiny town of Wardsboro. I usually am a vendor at this event but decided not to do it this year because it has always been heavy rain and cold. This year the sun is shinning (of course) and it's windy but beautiful. There was a very good crowd of tourists and they sold out of food by 1:30 p.m.
My nephew Shawn was a vendor this year and he is just an incredible artist. He is selling beautiful wooden spoons, plates, etc. that he carves and has done so well today. This is his first time as a vendor and everyone just cannot believe what he can make. I am so over the top proud of him and will attach some pictures so you can see what this talented man creates.
I have had a very nice day today. I have been staying up at the farmhouse as Darcy and her family left Wed. evening to visit Delaware and will be back tomorrow. Darcy's golden retriever Kara and I have slumber parties every night... pop corn and watching T.V.
I moved sheep to different pastures this morning, came home took a shower and ate breakfast then went to Townshend to the feed store and bought grain/cracked corn and chicken food. I stopped back to my sister's house and she went to the Turnip festival with me, came up to the farmhouse for lunch and went back to the Turnip festival so i could take pictures of Shawn's booth.
I've got to go to the barn next and unload all the grain then put some porkribs in my crockpot for supper. I'm going to work on winding yarn into balls that I have overdyed. Its sock yarn and it was fun to overdye with red, blue, turquoise, green, salmon, purple. Then I'm going to knit a sample of the colors made into a design for wild socks!!!!
Oh yes, my son David took Kara (Darcy's dog) over to his house for a visit. She was very excited and loved it but was very nervous like "Oh boy, I really like it here and all the attention, but maybe I shouldn't be here......maybe I'll get in trouble". I took grain to David and Kara came home with me and fell asleep under the kitchen table. She was on major overload but David and his family were thrilled to have her there. How they miss their sweet old giant Newfoundland dog "Bogart".
Got to close and go get busy. We have a needle felting class here tomorrow. Cheryl Flett is teaching "Pumpkins with Attitude". That should be a very fun class and I will add some pictures after the class is done.
So-long from Maybelle MaMa.