Sunday, October 4
Sunday, October 4th... An Art Fair in Dutchess County Today Takes Us Away...
Today, we will travel south to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds for their annual fall foliage arts and crafts (http://www.craftsatrhinebeck.com/) which is one of the many times we venture into Dutchess County. Our favorite has, of course become the Sheep and Wool Festival which will be happening on October 17th and 18th at the fairgrounds. This has become our favorite event because you can see sheep, goats, Alpacas and Llamas, see competitions and watch people spinning wool and see creations using the related fibers from the animals. We think it is one of the most interesting events of the year and wouldn't miss it for anything.
I now have my poetry book available for sale here on the blog and at my publishing website http://www.skipwattbooks.com along with other eBooks and merchandise we have available. You can also reach it from the "Products" page of "Cluckin' "A" Critter Farm" too. I must however put a page up to offer Vick's artwork, since she is now selling various items. She has some beautiful note card sets and small framed artwork she was selling yesterday at the Greenville Day event. She also has matted prints available of some of her larger works. Keep your eye open and I will create a "Merchandise From the Farm" button here on the blog so you can quickly jump to the products page to see what we have available.
The leaves are turning folks.... that in its self will constitute taking a "Northern Exposure" trip for Vick and me within the next two weeks or so. I want to take off early some morning and hit Vermont route 7 north, heading to Burlington, but want to be able to pop off the interstate and run the 7a (scenic) route in areas. My goal is to cross over the two major bridges at Lake Champlain and head back down through the home state on the Northway stopping where we please to snap pictures of pretty scenic sights. The foliage in northern Vermont should be at peak levels within the next two weeks, so keep watching for some lovely scenic pictures of the fall and the New England landscapes. This is the time of year when it's great to be alive and living in upstate New York. We're quite thankful to be retired, healthy enough to get around and be able to enjoy our lives together, seeing such displays of God's beauty.
I'll try to remember the camera today so we can show you the Dutchess County Fairgrounds and area.