Monday, April 27, 2009

Petting zoo

This weekend was the annual sheepshearing festival at Gore Place, a historic house in the suburbs. It was a gorgeous day, and I met up with some friends from knitting to wander around the stalls of craft vendors and to eat fair food and to just enjoy the sunshine. But I got there a little early, as I'm like a four year old when it comes to being around animals, so I spent some time communing with furry friends.

Here's a sheep being sheared.

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And some before and afters in the pen nearby.

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A little lamb.

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This alpaca was humming loudly at me.

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A stern looking bearded goat.

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A lovely miniature horse.

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I so want an English Lop rabbit. So soft! He felt just like the stuffed animal bunny on my bed.

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Massive bundles of yarn outside one of the tents.

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And the colonial militia marching across the hill.

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It was a great day. I'm sorry it only comes around once a year!

4 comments:

Catherine said...

awesome! I love the baby lamb and the alpaca. The real question is, did you buy anything??

greenleopard said...

I'm in LOVE with the Hummer!

glitterboy1 said...

I didn't know that alpacas hummed. They're all so cute, though. Well, apart from the goat, maybe...

I see what you meant about the weather - what a lovely day!

Steph said...

But WHAT did the alpaca hum at you?