So I’m just gonna pretend it’s last Wednesday and I’ve managed to recover completely and update the blog in a timely manner. I’m totally not going to acknowledge that it’s taken me almost a week to feel even remotely myself again or that single malt was involved in the recovery.
The monkey left for Sweden the day after I got back and will be there for another week. The house is blissfully quiet and I may never leave it. I hear there are services that will deliver your groceries, sounds good!
But where was I? Oh yeah, Oregon. I have pictures!
My friends had a nest baby chipmunks in their car that they lovingly nursed for a few days before handing them over to the Audobon people. Baby chipmunks are painfully cute. Seriously. They are unbelievably cute.
Just look at this:
Sofa King cute!
We left for Eugene and Black Sheep Festival on Thursday and got the booth set up in very good time. Then it was off to the really good Thai place for lunch and back there again later for drinks *ahem* dinner. Yeah, we totally had dinner.
Here’s Tina showing me the way to Eugene:
She’s always so very helpful!
Black Sheep had lots of, well sheep. Like these Wensleydales.
And these Shetland lambs. Again, Sofa King cute.
I managed to make a few purchases. Some pygora, a couple of spindles, a basket and a couple of wheels.
Yes. More than one wheel. Shut up already. They’re really small.
The Hansen, complete with Woolee Winder and spare bobbins. Don’t wear it out Orion!
And the Wee Spin. I couldn’t resist this little wheel. It was insanely cheap and is very much like the pocket wheel.
Both wheels are living at Holly’s till mid July as getting them home on the train would have been mildly problematic.
There was a little stream behind our hotel in Eugene that was full of wildlife. Raccoons, mallards, Canada geese and their goslings (the damn things really are everywhere) and nutria. I had never seen a nutria up close but there were several of them on the grass along the streamside path just eating grass in the sunshine. They really do look like the offspring of a beaver and an otter.
Tina also found these:
Some sort of wild cucumber. Prickly pear?
All in all it was a great trip. I had a lot of fun and got to spend time with lovely friends.
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