Freeform Katia

May 7, 2008

cured by sheep and yarn

Filed under: road trip — Tags: , — freeformkatia @ 1:58 pm

I was having a rough week last week. I admit it. And then Elyn showed up on Friday with Clare, my birthday was Saturday AND I went to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Yes, I spent my 35th birthday at the 35th MDS&W festival traipsing around in sheep related things: yarn, roving, lamb-related foods, and … sheep poop. It seems I cannot escape poop.

Anyway, there were sheep:

And more sheep:
dbl trouble

And sheep being shorn:


And sheep being herded:
sheepdog demo

This was really neat to see. The sheep dogs were awesome. I want one to bring to the playground for child herding. Is that legal?

Tomorrow… pictures of my (small) haul.



  1. It sounds like a great way to spend your birthday. My birthday is 3 days after Christmas and there are no wool or sheep festivals at that time of year. I’m glad you had a nice time, poop and all.

    Comment by Laura — May 8, 2008 @ 7:51 am

  2. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    I love border collies. They are fascinating dogs. I had wanted to get one until I read how energetic they are. They really need a small flock of sheep to herd or a marathon to run. I’m a bit lazy. I don’t think it would have worked well.

    Comment by knittedgems — May 8, 2008 @ 10:56 am

  3. sorry beeing late!
    I like sheep and I think sheeps are good company for a birthday.
    Do you know “Glennkill” by Leonie Swann? A very nice sheep crime.
    Greetings from sunny Frankfurt!

    Comment by aunt ulla — May 8, 2008 @ 1:45 pm

  4. As a note of clarification, EVERYONE went to the festival(3 adults and 3 kids in a phllycarshare minivan). Maja enjoyed the sheep and the storytellers. She fed Angora Goats some Animal crackers(though there were no goat crackers, just other more exotic animals). The highlight for me was the food. It is always important to understand what the specialty food is at an event like this. So I observed the various vendors and where the lines of people were the longest. It was clear that the lamb burger was the favorite….they were right. So I guess that means we went full circle on the sheep thing. baaa.

    Comment by Richard — May 9, 2008 @ 7:20 am

  5. And as further clarification: KATIA had to entertain all 3 kids in the minivan. On her birthday. There and back. It was great fun.

    Comment by freeformkatia — May 9, 2008 @ 7:27 am

  6. The sheep dogs were awesome you say. Who do you think is in charge? We are justs having our bit of fun with the dog whenever these trials comes up and it never ceases to amaza us how positively the public react, to the dog and his handler. Well, I guess that’s part of life. We are not that keen on drawing attention to ourselves and it’s good for the young ones to be chased around a bit.
    Ramona – Head Sheep,

    Comment by soec2b — June 9, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

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