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Goats, gripes, and grasping for greatness
Come to the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival this weekend! 
26th-Sep-2012 09:21 pm
There will be goats and more goats! The Angora goats will be having a show, and the Cashmere goats are also having a show! Stan Sours and Joe David Ross will be there to give us all their goat-y wisdom.

There will also be all kinds of other fiber animals, sheep dog demonstrations, rovings, fleeces, yarn, products, tools, food, and fun. Come on out to Berryville and enjoy a weekend of low-key fun. Who knows? You might just go home with your own impulse-purchase of a brand new llama...!

27th-Sep-2012 01:44 am (UTC)
I totally want a llama friend for Squeaky. I would love it and pet it and call it Kuzco! (Daven and I are actually discussing this, and I'll be talking to my friendly neighbourhood critter enabler tomorrow for more information.)
27th-Sep-2012 10:27 am (UTC)
Um... Not to rain on your parade, but llamas do very poorly around larger horned critters. Even if there is not a butting habit, those horns can end up killing the llama just by accident.
27th-Sep-2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
The folks that we bought the yaks from had llamas mixed in with their yaks, thus where the idea came from.
27th-Sep-2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
Really! That's interesting! I am surprised... and educated. I'll have to talk to some people about that. It seems frought with peril.
27th-Sep-2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
Thus why I'm going to talk to the friend of mine who has both yaks and llamas. I'm pretty sure she keeps her separate, but I'd like more insight on how the interact with each other.
3rd-Oct-2012 03:56 am (UTC)
Random follow up: I did speak with my LYS owner, who is the owner of a flock of llamas and what sounds like it will be much fewer yaks soon. She stated that she thought getting companion llamas for Squeaky sounded like a good plan, and that she was planning on putting one of her yaks in with the llama herd once her yak population is decreased. She did suggest that I get two llamas so that whenever I do try to integrate Squeaky with the herd, the llama would not be sitting alone and sad. (I wasn't planning on having them in with the larger herd, as I'm somewhat dubious about having them with breeding bulls, but having some additional fluffies sounds like fun.) Also, there is a fellow spinner who is apparently looking to move some rescue llamas, so I'll be following up further on this soon.
3rd-Oct-2012 01:48 pm (UTC)
Two llamas who are already friends might be smart. Our llama gets lonely when I take his girls away to the shows. He is so cute with his squeal-and-dance act when I bring them back.
27th-Sep-2012 01:16 pm (UTC)
We are a maybe. Why is everything happening this weekend?
And if not this weekend, would you like to scheduklle a socializing with maybe games or food for sometime this fall?
27th-Sep-2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
Because this is The Weekend for stuff to be happening.

Sure, but at this point we are probably talking November...
27th-Sep-2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
I'd figured. We're "only" scheduling out to late October... amazing how fast it gets busy!
27th-Sep-2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
I'll be there Sat!
27th-Sep-2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
Yay! Stop by and say hi!
27th-Sep-2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
I'm planning on coming up on Saturday morning! This time I'm preparing better, and bringing patterns for a couple of potential projects for more effective yarn shopping.
27th-Sep-2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
You are very smart! The constant mental cycle of "Hey, this is great yarn! I want it... but why...?" can get really frustrating.
28th-Sep-2012 01:23 am (UTC)
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