Saturday, September 26, 2009

Open Farm Day

Drove to Great Bend, KS to help out with the Open Farm Day at Heartland Farm. (Great Bend was also hosting the Big Bend Bike Rally where I passed my friends, M&M Choppers on the way there). I set up my spinning wheel in the artist studio and joined Sister Mary Ellen in giving demonstrations to visitors on how to card and spin alpaca fiber. Sister Jane was around the corner with a weaving loom while Shana and Michelle (dread envy strikes again) sold homemade items from the farm including some of my knitted items. The weather couldn't have been better and I was able to card and spin a whole skein of brown alpaca. I left with a small bounty of fresh eggs, noodles, zucchini muffins, tomatoes, salsa, pottery and a pumpkin.