Running on empty…

…that’s how I feel lately! A bit overwhelmed, with soooo much to do and so little time! This weekend is the annual Fiber Festival at Castle Farms, Charlevoix. You can find more here http://www.castlefarms.com/Michigan-Festivals-And-Shows/event-calendar/Fiber-Arts-Festival/ It’s worth the drive to beautiful Charlevoix, Michigan…and happens to coincide with the Venetian Festival (and Fly-Wheel event for tractor enthusiasts too!). I’ve been working diligently to put together an eclectic collection of sheepy & primitive hand-mades for the festival. There’s lots of fiber for the fiber enthusiast of all degrees, but my little booth offers simple ‘ewe-nique’ items…ready to enjoy! 

Needless to say, the shop will be closed this weekend. The ‘farm’ will be left in the very capable hands of Katie. I know I never tell her often enough how much I appreciate her! So, THANK YOU KATIE! We’ve been totally busy with the goats and prep for the Armada Fair…lots of 4-H projects to finish too.

The sheepies are growing by leaps and bounds! The oldest lambs are approaching 4-months, while my youngest lambs are 7-weeks old. It’s time to assess who’s staying and who’s for sale (I’d love to keep them ALL)…and completing their NASSA registration papers. If you’re interested in the addition of a wonderful Shetland lamb to your flock, drop me a line! I’d be happy to ‘talk’.

It’s been so hot, I steal away a little time in the wee morning hours to putz in the garden and too often of late, burn the midnight oil to work on un-finished fiber projects. Not to mention the time & effort spent on packaging, labeling, pricing and all the additional what-nots to prepare as a vendor for a show.  Hmmm, is it all worth it? There’s also much to be done helping with the care of my elderly parents – whom everyone faces at some point in their life…and I’m no exception.

So, I need more hours in the day…and shamelessly looking forward to putting this weekend behind me!

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One thought on “Running on empty…

  1. Good luck at the fiber festival Jenny! A busy life is a full life. I feel the same this week; overwhelmed, and it is hot, as you know. Hang in there. All that hard work will show itself off come cool Autumn! Amy (:

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