New York Sheep and Wool Festival, 2015

The Hudson River in October

The Hudson River in the Fall

October is here and that means it’s time for my annual pilgrimage to the fiber mecca of the Northeast:  Rhinebeck.   Rhinebeck, New York is the venue of the New York Sheep and Wool Festival.  Some people might argue that Maryland Sheep and Wool (MDSW) is a competitor for this title, but I would argue that Rhinebeck is special. Continue reading


Little Lost Creek Alpaca Farm

One of the alpacas at Little Lost Creek farm

One of the alpacas at Little Lost Creek farm

We recently visited an alpaca farm in Salford, PA about five miles from our house.  I met one of the owners, Alex Frazier, at a craft fair at Pennypacker Mills.  He and his wife Sandy are the owners of the Little Lost Creek Alpaca Farm.  He told us about their upcoming open house and we decided to take a look.  By the way, it’s called Little Lost Creek because the creek so rarely has water in it that it gets “lost”.  Continue reading