Thursday, September 23, 2010

Reporting on Wisconsin

Here I am, your action news reporter with a (mostly) full report of my trip to Wisconsin Sheep and Wool.

My Partner in Wool WoolPrincess and I left on Thursday in the late morning. We planned to leave earlier, it just didn't happen. We tented it so our major goal was to arrive at the site before it got dark. It really isn't pleasant to set up a tent in the dark. Ask me how I know.

I somehow did not manage to get a picture of the tent at all. We even had an amazing rain-shield setup on Saturday for the rain and I didn't get a picture of that either. Terrible action reporter huh?

But, you may be asking, what did you see, we don't care about where you slept.

We saw 2 huge barns that were full of vendors for the wool market. I was blinded by the wool fumes and took no pictures.

We saw sheep shows.

I believe these are Blue-Faced Leicester sheep but I can't remember now.

We saw adorable baby lambs.

This little black one even posed for my camera.

At our campsite we saw people running their herding dogs.

So, we had to go check out the sheep dog trials. It's hard to get a good picture of the trial in motion but I did get a great one of someone waiting patiently for her turn.

All together now, awwwwwwwwwwwww!

On the way home we even stopped at a cheese house.

Pictured here with the second travelling sock.

And as proof that Wisconsonians have their priorities and that I was actually in Wisconsin.

Notice that they put cheese as the priority and food is sort of an afterthought. I love it.

I had a great time and I'm so glad I went but it was cold and I may be getting too old to sleep on the ground with a cheap under-sleeping bag pad so I need to think these things through if I'm going to go again.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010


I so don't mean to neglect my poor little blog. I'm knitting like crazy but I killed the batteries in my camera and then my week got crazy so I've sort of drifted off again.

I'm going to Wisconsin Sheep & Wool this weekend. I actually leave tomorrow morning. I'm very excited but it's going to be a long drive and a cold weekend camping so I've been knitting my fingers to the bone trying to finish my February Lady Sweater. I've got a couple of other sweaters to bring along but the more the merrier.

Wish me luck! I hope to get some good pictures and have lots of interesting things to say when I return.