Tuesday, August 16, 2011


My facebook status update for this morning.  It's chilly and dreary out there today, perfect day to stay in bed.  Alas, I got up at 5:30, left for work at 6:31. 

On Saturday R and I traveled two hours west to the Adison County Fair and Field Days.  We paid $20.00 to get in!!!!  I ate ribs, he had fried dough.  We shared a creemee.  We watched the small truck pulls and perused the livestock.  Towards the end of the circle we came across a pair of cria (baby alpacas).  They were up for adoption, $300.00.  This probably means $600.00 because you cannot adopt just one, they are herd animals and require company.  Anyway, this has really got my gears turnin'.  I've been interested in Alpacas for a long time.  I think that maybe when we "move on" in 3-5 years, I will get into the Alpaca scene.  I'm not sure if I want to go as far as breeding and trying to make a living at it, or if I just want to adopt a pair as pets for companions and for fleece, since I love to knit, and have always wanted to learn to spin.  Actually I'd love to follow the whole process....shearing, cleaning, carding, spinning, dying, knitting!

On the way home from Adison I took a couple of cell phone photos of the beautiful landscape, Adirondack mountains are beautiful....

Happy Tuesday.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Marie,
    It's cold and rainy here in Alberta today too, and I had to leave this morning to have another appointment for this dreaded root canal. I. did. not. wanna.
    The alpacas sound wonderful! I hope that works out for you some day soon!