Spinning at the Goat Show

Perhaps I should have titled this multi-tasking at the Goat Show.

It was the last weekend in April, so for the third year running, Renata, David Abigail and I could be found at the Prince Of Wales Showgrounds in Bendigo, surrounded by boer goats, woodturners, saanen goats, chrysanthemums, cashmere goats, giant pumpkins [309 kilograms!! ] angora goats, fabulous food, mini goats, local food producers, nubian goatsĀ  … and alpacas.

We were basically there to pad out the ‘exhibits’, do a favour for our favourite goat gurus Pete-and-Brenda, and to add a bit of Ye Olde Worlde local colour.


I took one of the upright [castle] spinning wheels and spun appropriately goat-y cashmere/mohair, Nadie was demonstrating supported spinning using a spindle turned by a local Bendy bloke by the name of Jeff, who, we are reliably informed, was there amongst the woodturners, [ shame we couldn’t remember the name of Tara’s supplierĀ  of wonderful turned thingies ]

050 David who isn’t really an ‘animal’ person, was fairly resigned to a boring weekend, and Abby cornered the market on being cute and adorable [ although these ladies came a close second ]


As you can see from the video, Nadie has fully mastered the art of Mummy multi-tasking, although she feels this wasn’t her BEST spinning, given that she couldn’t see what the heck she was doing over Abby.

Call me biased if you like, but I think she’s pretty damn impressive.


I’ve been a baaaad Blogger


So this week I have:

enjoyed the company of quilting & knitting friends

played hostess to assorted friends and rellies over the weekend

finished a babyquilt

started a new quilt

finished a shawl

knitted most of a cowl

converted a too-small onsie into a cute little ruffled t-shirt

made several yummy healthy nourishing meals

got to quilting for the first time all year

lit the first bonfire of the season

had several walks-in-the-park-with-Bear

and basically photographed none of it

so in lieu of all the mental posts I wrote this week that didn’t make it onto the keyboard

I give you some fairly gratuitous Abby cuteness on the quilt that her ‘auntie’ Nat made for her:

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