I don’t think I have many readers out in the RI area, but I just got an email from my friend Shelley at Coggeshall Farm (the shepherdess who cares for the sheep who grew my Gulf Coast fleece). They’re hosting the RI Wool and Fiber Festival on May 19th, and would love for you to stop by. I’m really wishing the show were a month later, but as it is I’ll have to wait for next year. Coggeshall is a fun historic farm in a beautiful area, and I hear tell that there will be vendors and live demonstrations, including a sheep shearing.

They’re also looking for volunteers to do things like help with parking and monitor kids’ games & crafts, should you be so inclined. A 5-hour shift gets you free admission and a free lunch. Just thought I’d spread the word!