[Jacob-list] Re: Hello from S.W. Iowa ... & Black Sheep Gathering
rlynde at onramp113.org
Sat Jun 28 02:20:20 EDT 2003
> Well has been a week since we went to Decorah and after playing catch up
> week, I am going over all I learned and all the wonderful people I met.
I was hoping to hear something about the AGM. How about some of you who went
telling the rest of us about it?
I went to Black Sheep Gathering in Oregon the weekend of AGM. One of the
popular events is the Spinners' Lead on Saturday night. This is a fashion
show of sorts. Spinners model their handspun garments and bring along the
animal (or a representative) that provided the fiber. There were 18
participants this year--16 with sheep and 1 bunny and 1 person with one of
those leashes that is attached to an imaginary animal. There were 3 Jacob
sheep represented. I wore a vest that I knitted for my husband and borrowed
a ram lamb from Sandra Van Liew. Debbie Bennett wore a beautiful brown
(lilac) and white sweater knit in vertical stripes. She placed 2nd. Sandra
wore a gorgeous triangular shawl that she had dyed with madder (I think) and
her sheep wore a matching one--more the size of a neck scarf. They were a
stunning pair, especially since Sandra dressed up for the occasion. It paid
off, because she placed 1st!
> This was the first time I had gone to "anything" in regards to my sheep,
> my doubts, fears about my sheep were answered, the funny looking ewe
> sometimes, the Ram out of sorts and aggressive for a few days was
> normal, even the fact that I name my sheep was not laughed at. If you
> time shepards have never attended any type of function like this, do.
> The speakers were great, the food, the weather and the hosts were all
> wonderful, and I came away feeling like I had made
> many new friends.
> Thank you all
> Lou Anne in S.W. Iowa
> where everyone else raises those funny looking sheep with dirty faces.
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