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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bison dreams.....

I'm finally awake and recovered from Fall Festival at Bison Ridge Ranch. 

Once we got to the ranch on Saturday, the weather persisted windy, grey and cold. Setting up took much longer than planned, and the tent never got up.  We had customers, but they were more interested in getting warm in the gift shop than in coming to see us!  We made a few sales (Sari sold a scarf right away)  and one of my customers turned out to be a kindergarten teacher from a local suburb- her class is working on their "at the Farm" unit, and I'll be going there one afternoon next week to show them sheep's wool, and how to spin.

Wabbit did, by the way, get the jeep fixed.  It has a new distributor, new plugs, new wires, and a new ignition coil (the actual problem).

While Saturday was a nightmare(weather wise), Sunday  was a dream!  The day was calm and clear, the temperature climbed to "pleasant"  and customers were there.  Lots of paying customers!   I managed to get rid of an entire bin of needlepoint wool, sold a spindle and associated fluff, sold a skein of newly made bison/ merino  hand dyed wool, and had a lovely productive day spinning.  I especially enjoyed one small customer,  Katie, who is six and in first grade. She was interested enough to ask to try spinning.  She went home with a small spindle and associated fluff, free of charge.  Also had a young man go home with a small piece of bison fur, to go to show and tell!

All in all, it was a good weekend, and productive, as well.    pictures coming soon....

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