Monday, May 23, 2011

Rhode Island

I spent a delightful Saturday this past weekend at the Rhode Island Wool and Fiber Festival.  This one day event is held on the grounds of Coggeshall Farm.

All of the vendors were outside.

The day started with dense fog, clouds and a bit of drizzle.  Given our recent wet weather pattern, vendors were concerned about rain.  There was nothing to be worried about.  By noon the sun was out, and the day turned warm.

Coggeshall Farm is in a beautiful location off a winding road with ocean views.

The farm is a living history museum with interpreters dressed in period costumes performing farm tasks from the late 18th century.  

The farm has many animals.

There were donkey rides.

Chickens roamed around by the barn.

And this baby duck felt right at home.  She came all the way from Maine with one of the vendors.

Her name is Harriet.

It was good to see so many of my Rhode Island friends.  It was a relaxing day to hang out and spin or knit. 

Beautiful setting, wonderful people. It was an enjoyable Saturday in Rhode Island.


Debbi said...

looks like it was a great event!!

Karen said...

I bet the sun was something of a surprise - it sure was to us. And now today it is back to business as usual.

I will say though, that the May Apples growing in my back yard seem to be loving it!