Tuesday, October 22, 2013

With McBrooklyn At the Sheep and Wool Festival

Photos by MK Metz
McBrooklyn made our annual pilgrimage this weekend to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, held in Rhinebeck, New York. It seemed like half of Brooklyn was there!

Above, Angora goats, where mohair comes from. Their owners steer them by their horns when they walk them around. (There were very docile and snugly.)

If you needed a sweater or a warm winter hat, this was the place. Besides all kinds of wool and fleece crafts and clothing, there were sheering demonstrations, herding competitions, cooking demos, all kinds of farm activities and breed displays.

Young sheep farmers anxiously await word from the judge to see who will bring home the blue ribbon.

Wonder if we can sneak this baby llama into our apartment back in Brooklyn?

If you like animals, knitting or cool craft demonstrations, we recommend you take the train ride to Rhinebeck next year for a day with the sheep.

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