Ready, Set….

and almost ready to GO to SAFF (Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair) in Asheville, NC next weekend. Cathy Robinson of Perfect Spot Farm and I will be back for our fifth year. We’ll be in booth 83 in the McGough Arena (lower floor)

Dave built me another pvc display, so now we have three. These are really easy to build and inexpensive.


They are only partially glued so they can break apart to fit in the back of a Ford Escort wagon.


We made this one a row higher than the two previous ones. I’m not sure if I’m going to put a basket on the top row or not. At SAFF, the baskets will be stuffed! There is a spray paint that works well on pvc. If there is time! I’ll paint the new one black and IF there is more time, I’ll repaint the two green ones black. In the back is a folding wooden display that Dave built me. It’s five feet tall, which is exactly what will fit in my van, leaving me 3 feet behind the seats to stash a couple of lambs 🙂 It’s very heavy, though. It’s hard to convince a boat and house carpenter that sometimes lighter is better. I kept saying “isn’t that going to be heavy?” and he kept saying “you want it strong, don’t you?”. When we set up at SAFF, we can drive into the barn to unload. You can drive in to load up, too, but when everyone is trying to load up at the same time and there is only one car width in the barn, it’s better to just carry things out – and it’s a long walk (or so it seems after three days at SAFF plus a day to set up.  We put wheels on it today, which will be much easier. I think I’m going to see if I can lash on a few things and use it as a doily make that dolly.


Dorothy really enjoys the preparations for SAFF. The plastic bin is full of batts, packaged for SAFF – and VERY tempting to a cat that loves comfort. Happily, she has decided that she likes the felt sheet that didn’t turn out well (or maybe just needs more work :-)) set on top of two boxes of JSBA logo items for SAFF. Two handmade felt sheets that did turn out pretty well are there on the left hand side.


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5 Responses to Ready, Set….

  1. FarmGirl says:

    The Jacob Booth looked GREAT! Thanks to you and Cathy for promoting the breed!

    Great to see you both, too!

  2. FarmGirl says:

    It must be a “husband” thing cuz mine built supposed chicken tractors that instead of being movable by hand have to have a tractor to move them! 🙂 I’m just glad he’ll build things for the chickens and sheep!

    I can’t wait to see your items “live” at SAFF! Safe travels!

  3. That’s Jacquie’s Junco, a four horned lilac ram. I’ll have to do a blog entry on him sometime. He was good boy!

  4. KathyB. says:

    What a great idea! I sell my wool yarn and batts at local bazaars and farmer’s market and look for creative and easy ways to transport and display, yours is one of the best ideas I have seen. Your piles of wool with a kitty sleeping in it is a scene I see around here all the time.

    Love the ram in your header picture, what is his name?

  5. Those are great racks and the wooden one should work well as a dolly. My husband has the same issue – stronger/bigger/heavier is better.

    The felt sheets that worked well look good. Dorothy looks very comfy on the other ones 🙂

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