Because we had read that there was a Farmers' Market in town on South Shore Drive which we had already scoped out yesterday, off we went. I had recently watched a Mabel Ross wool spinning video and was edgy to find a fleece to comb with the dog comb I found. I was hoping to find a sheep farmer at the market.
When we pulled up to the market we found five tent and five farmers. ONE OF THEM HAD A FLEECE ON HER TABLE!!! So exciting. I made a beeline to her and asked a few questions. She has Icelandic sheep, which have a two layer coat. She showed me her combs. I think they were Louet mini combs. Either way, they were single row teeth. I had seen some at Halcyon Yarn in Bath, Maine when I was there two weeks ago. Seeing Joan using them with her Icelandic fleece made me wish I had gotten a pair...until I looked them up online and saw the price. The dog comb was only ten dollars and will probably work.
Joan was willing to sell me an unskirted fleece for twenty dollars if I would come to her farm later in the afternoon. Dear One was agreeable so we made it a plan. Now we were free to look at the other tables. There was some great -looking kale right next door so I filled a bag which turned out to be $2.35-worth. I was reminded of the giant armful of collards we bought in North Carolina when we were there last fall which cost $3.00!!
|Easy part of Bald Mountain Trail|
After the hike we went back to the cabin where I did a bit more knitting on the shawl then headed out alone to the Apple Sauce Icelandic Farm to choose a fleece. I got a quick tour of the sheep and goats.
|Blurry Icelandic Sheep|
|Mini Goat with lovely gray coat|
On the way home from the library I stopped at The Red Onion for take-out onions and Reuben sandwich, which were very nice.