Jonathan and I went to the Massachusetts Sheep and Wool festival this past Sunday and it was a really nice event. The vendors said that it wasn't as busy this year and that people definitely are much more careful about spending their money. I was very happy to get to see Faye, Jocelyn, and Margaret. I also got to talk with Mary Jean from the Battenkill Fiber Mill and tell her again how pleased I am with my roving and yarn. Also on Monday Cheryl and Alison came to the farm. We planned a lot more classes for the farm this summer, visited with the lambs and went to check out my brother-in-law's barn/craft building for a possible fiber co-op! It's in the planning stage and seems to have a lot of potential. It would really be great for Wardsboro to have an Art/Coop business for our little town. Mr. and Mrs. Steiner, who I buy hay from, came to visit the farm and see all the lambs. They are such nice people and I'm so pleased to have such a nice hay source, just a few miles away in Stratton.
I fixed supper and we went to my sister Bev's house for supper Monday night. Monday nights are my nights to visit with Bev and we watch "Dancing with the Stars" or whatever is the latest show. She has so much company all the time and with the weather being so hot, everyone is down enjoying her swimming pool. Jonathan has been using a shop-vac in the barn and taking down the enormous cob-webs. The barn is looking mighty spiffy and we have quite a bit of work to do as the Strolling of the Heifers farm tour is this next weekend. Last year we only had two families because it was heavy rain and a tornado warning. The weather for this weekend looks to be very nice. I have to either be in the Tasha Tudor booth on the common in Brattleboro or at the Museum on Saturday.
On Monday I went to Toby Hill to meet with Taf and Cary to get everything set up for my little Catherine to come up the end of June. Catherine is the sweetest little lady that is 97 yrs old. I have taken care of her for 5 years every summer and we just play away the days. We make jams, jelly, pies,etc... and go out on a little toot here and there. I just think the world of her and her family and count the days until they come back. Every October their beautiful Toby Hill home is closed for the winter and every spring, there is a planting party. They have 5 raised beds that Catherine calls her "Coffins" and they have a beautiful garden.
Well I have to close for now and go to bed. The little lambs are growing like weeds and we will be putting another video on shortly of their playtime in the pasture. Life is good at Maybelle Farm.
Goodnight from Maybelle MaMa.