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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wild Goat Women at the Michigan Fiber Festival

Our Big WGW Adventure to the Michigan Fiber Festival and back home continues!

We started our journey from Hillsboro, Oregon on Saturday morning. We spent the night in Boise, Idaho, then Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Gothenburg, Nebraska. We drove straight through Iowa, spent the night in Rock Island, Illinois, and drove straight through Indiana. We spent the night in Riverside, Michigan then on to Allegan, Michigan!

What a festival! We had our 1st sanctioned Pygora show here at the Michigan Fiber Festival! Aaron Esterline was the judge. There were 8 exhibitors and about 30 Pygora goats at the show. A fun time was had by all!

There were 2 Pygora fiber spinning classes being taught by Patsy Zawistoski and each class was filled up with a waiting list. There were several vendors offering beautiful Pygora fibers in both natural and dyed colors. Our Lavender Pygora goat's milk soap was a big hit too!

We headed out of Allegan, Michigan Sunday, 8/22. We spent our first night in Ludington, Michigan. The next day we boarded a ferry, the USS Badger, along with our motorhome and headed across Lake Michigan. We thought this was a good way to avoid the Chicago traffic. It was a real adventure. It took about 4 hours to cross the lake into Wisconsin.

We then headed to Hayward, Minnesota and spent the night at a KOA campground in the middle of a corn field. A little scary at dusk if you read the book or saw the movie, "Children of the Corn".

We are now in Rapid City, South Dakota where we will be spending 2 days so we can see Mt. Rushmore, the bad lands, crazy horse and Wall drug. Then it's off to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. More later!

We have been busy preparing for our big Northern delivery trip the first part of September. The trailer is full and the kids are in the barn being prepped for the big day!

Our Southern delivery trip is planned for October. We are filling up fast with just a few spaces still available.

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