Yes, that is Snow! plus Alpaca!

Somedays there are more than a week between blogs and sometimes there are  just more things to talk about.

Snow in early October!

Snow in early October!

 

Yes, that is snow!  I woke up this morning to snow coming down.  Not the big flakes, just little ones but there it was, bold as brass.  And it was a bit on the chilly side as well, only 30 or so but still with the wind blowing, I had to stop and get some ear muffs and of course I couldn’t find my gloves this morning and I knew I would be outside (see next paragraph) so I had to stop and get some on the way out of town.  sigh.  The snow stoped shortly after mid morning and never really stuck anywhere but on the cars, flowers and bushes and that is now all melted too.  It really could have waited another year or two to snow as far as I’m concerned ;P.

 

Alpaca Farm

Alpaca Farm

Alpaca - Llama - CVM rovings

Alpaca - Llama - CVM rovings

Ok, for my birthday, my son took me out to breakfast this morning and then to an Alpaca farm that was having an open house.   You can see all the goodies that I came home with in the picture on the right.  One is my son’s, who wanted me to spin the Llama for him to knit with (the chocolate color) and the auburn color is mine :).  We got the Llama on sale at less than 1/2 price, what a deal and oh so soft!!!  I also bought some light tanish (is that a word? :P) CVM roving that is from a local owner.  I didn’t know we had any in IA but seems that there are two here who raise the CVM sheep. 🙂  It’s nice stuff.
 
 
Alpaca

Alpaca

Llama

Llama

Lots of Alpaca and Llama were in attendance.  They don’t really like to be petted by strangers, tho some will tolorate it.  I was able to scratch a couple on the  lower neck, you don’t really touch their heads, they seem to be kinda funny about that :P.  Tho they had a few that would take a treat out of your hand.  Fiber on the hoof, so to speak, is very soft stuff :).  One of the Llamas (wish I had taken a picture of him) was a beautiful white with black ears and black spots just above his feet and he had a single rather than double coat which was extremely soft.  His name was Radar.

 

Beautiful Fall Bouquet

Beautiful Fall Bouquet

 

And when I got home this is what was waiting for me.  A beautiful Fall Birthday Bouquet from one of my dear sweet friends in TN, thank you Anne. 

Since my memory has always been bad, when people remember my birthday I’m always amazed. 😛

I’m off Monday for the holiday and even tho it’s unpaid, it will be a welcome day to rest and relax. 🙂  Hope you all have a wonderful week end too.

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