rhinebeck . . . all about the animals

alpacait’s been four years since our last trip to Rhinebeck!  we finally made it there after our 2 hour drive from nyc became a 4 hour drive (we hit some bad traffic — total standstill! and then the kid got car sick . . . )  we finally made it though and what a glorious event it was!

panoramablue skies!  filled with people, delicious, food, fiber a plenty . . . and of course… this pretty amazing tree!

tree Rhinebeck is absolutely a kid friendly place!  the Kid had a total blast walking around the hay maze, playing with all the gadgets they had set up in the kids area,  seeing his first kangaroo and feeding a rather lopey looking goat!

goat-feedingbringing the Kid to Rhinebeck also meant spending virtually no time in the super crowded yarn and fiber filled aisles . . . which was all right because we got to spend quite a lot of time checking out the lovely animals.

Soaya rather rare soay sheep from cairn o’mohr farm in ashford connecticut!  so cute and docile!

Helderthis supremely loveable herdwick sheep from helder-herdwyck farm. i wanted to climb into the pen and squeeeeeeeeze him!

teeswaterthis curly coated fellow . . .  a teeswater being exhibited by the american teeswater sheep association.  their curly locks spin up into a lustrous and strong yarn.  

Gotlandsome adorable little gotlands in a light and dark grey, whose coats spin up into an equally lovely yarn.  these fellows hail from Riverbend in NJ.

Vicunaand rarest of all! a vicuna from Victory Farm in Missouri.

IMG_4667before we said our goodbyes to rhinebeck . . . we caught a glimpse of this quirky little fella bidding us adieu!

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