I am very sorry to have to report that Joel is home sick today. He is sleeping on the couch at this very moment. Do we want to start "The Blame Game" or shall we take the high road and say it is just one of those things?
The Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival was swell- an amazing amount of stuff to see.Lots of animals- sheep, llamas, alpacas, angora rabbits, goats and shetland sheep dogs. There were all kinds of signs about hand washing, if you pet one kind of animal you were supposed to wash before petting a different kind (usually in a different building) They were trying to prevent cross contamination between species.
You could purchase farm supplies, bags of wool right off the sheep, loose combed and dyed wool, yarn, finished knit things and lots of spinning wheels, but I didn't. Oh, and there was a wine and cheese tasting tent. But, no Red Newt, I looked.