|The happy couple|
|Two years ago, Becca and Kevin|
My weekend at Merck Forrest was very nice. I had a lot of questions to answer, which was the whole reason why I was there. The set up was such that folks got to watch the dogs round up the sheep, then they could see the sheep get sheared, the fleece get skirted, and then come along to see the spinning. I brought the drum carder to let the kids get a chance to have a 'hands on' part of it. That went really well. The center is extreemely well thought out. I was very impressed with it. No sales, but that didn't surprise me as there were no other vendors except for food, so it wasn't as if people were there to buy stuff. More importantly, it gave me exposure, resulting in a woman who wishes me to teach her spinning. That will be very exciting as she wants the whole thing--from washing the fleece to the end. We will start lessons in October, which gives me time to figure out a lesson plan.
Yes, a very joyful time, this September. Cool weather, changing leaves--sweater time!