Today I am sharing a Wool Festival event I was lucky enough to attend while visiting my aunt and uncle in Michigan. I am warning you now this is a long post but worthy of sharing. I really only attended the set up day. My aunt and Uncle, 82 years old, have sold antique buttons at this event for the past ten years. I was there to help them set up their booth. I wanna tell ya, it almost killed me! It was such a hard job. I was the youngster, nearly 70, and they acted like it was nothing.
I was stunned at all the preparations that went into this awesome event.
Be prepared to ooh and ahh
Aunt Shirley, my mother's youngest sister. (82 yrs. young) setting up their booth.
Uncle Bill, also 82 yrs. young, standing under a canopy that almost killed us to put up. Not to mention 8 ft. heavy tables (2) and several small tables as well. A good 20 boxes of buttons etc. to unload, plus a stool and four chairs. See that square cement weight to tie down the canopy. Four of them 50 lbs. each. LOL.
NOW THE FESTIVAL
Mt Bruce Station (link to their website)
The stone entry as we drove in.
The farm house. ooh, ahhh! Gorgeous huh? Circa 1920 Eastlake style.
Side entrance to the house. Everywhere on the property was so festive.
The back porch to the house.
Outbuildings. Check out that beautiful roof and do you see that spider on the right. It was made out of wood.
This is where they served the most delicious food. The owner of the farm did the cooking. ( the husband was the cook)
This is the owner's wool shop.
The farm is called Mt. Bruce Station.
Check out this swag around the door. ooh, ahhh
Follow me to the beautiful things for sale.
I bought one of these swags. It smells heavenly.
The sheep getting ready to be shorn. The covers are to keep the sheep dry and clean. They cannot be shorn if their coat is wet. Clean and dry is imperative for the best wool harvest.
These Alpacas were in the barn. They were so cute and made little mewing sounds. These animals are sometimes sold as pets.
This is all I can share with you today. There is soooo much more for sale such as; quilts, crafts, wool garments etc. As I said, I was only there for set up day. The show day I was on my way home. sigh.
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