Tuesday, October 21, 2008
After much hub-bub rushing around and packing, we set off over the Catskills and into the Hudson Valley to Rhinebeck, near Red Hook, New York. Friday was spent setting up our booth. We have new show neighbors to the left, the Red Maple Sportwear Company from Maine. They are okay, but I miss Morehouse Merinos. They raised their own wool, something I respect and admire. The kilted Red Maple duo filled their booth with commercial alpaca sweaters, etc. When I asked (trying not to sound snotty or sarcastic) if they raise their own fiber one said, yes - well, we board our alpacas in New Hampshire. Hmmmmmmm. My dear and faithful friends, Kim and Darryl Parkinson from Kingston, Ontario, came early to help set up. We went to the local Mexican pub and had delicious guacamole for dinner. The temperature was dropping and Maggie's head cold was quickly taking hold of her so we headed back to the cozy little trailer. Kim had planned a rendezvous with a bunny customer and headed off into the night to keep her appointment with a woman in a van full of kids in a far off MacDonald's parking lot.