Monday, September 29, 2008

Alpacas and Apples

The spinning demo went great on Saturday. Beautiful weather (78 and sunny) and an excuse to sit in the shade and spin for 6 hours. We had about 100 visitors and lots of enthusiasm and questions about everything. I find it hilarious that little children become entranced by my spinning wheel, and then, almost zombie-like, begin reaching toward it, to - what? Touch the wheel? Touch the flyer? And all the tots on Saturday had hands covered in melted chocolate chips because the refreshments table was in the sun. Sometimes I actually had to stop spinning before I could get their attention to please not touch. I couldn't stop smiling the whole day.
Sunday I took the girls out to there so they could pet the alpacas. They had a blast.
Afterwards, we went to the Gibbsville Orchard and went on a haywagon ride and went apple-picking. They had a blast, and they now have their very own handpicked apples for school snack every day this week. I don't have any pictures because I was too busy having fun. Bad foster mommy. Sigh. I often rebuke myself for not taking enough pictures, and forcibly have to remember that in this big world there are far more important things to be concerned with than having too much fun in the moment to try to capture them. We had a wonderful time I'll never forget and they probably will, and in the big picture, it doesn't really matter all that much. Laughter and love stay with you whether it's in a picture album or not.
That said, I got a great one on the way home from the orchard. I guess the caramel apple wore off. Heh.

1 comment:

lemonquasar said...

How cool! I did the same thing this weekend - that is, spinning at an alpaca farm. I had one little boy put his dirty sneaker on my wheel about 10 times. I got really irritated because he would NOT listen when I told him not to! There were a few who nearly got there fingers hooked into the flyer too. But it was fun anyway!