I had a good event even though it was felt that the numbers were down on last year, but my sales figures tell a different tale. The one fibre that went really well was Seacell, I think it was the novelty factor as quite a few people couldn't quite get their heads round the fact that this beautifully soft and smooth fibre came from seaweed!!!
This year I decided to take a tent to sleep in rather than the back seat of the truck so I was glad of the very warm weather
Thankfully Freylynn and Mark had saved me a flat spot for me to pitch my tent. The facilities are not great at the auction mart, (no showers, but there are loos and a great canteen) but for 2 nights who cares, when it's free. Bil and Lunil (Freylynn and Mark's dogs) were not speaking to me as I'd left Deefa and Holly at home. How could I!!!
It took me over and hour to pack all my fibre in to the back of the truck. I'd packed my tent up before breakfast and that was already in the back of the truck, instead of the cab as it had been on the way over to Woolfest. Even with the tent, fibre and sales table I could see out of the back of the truck, a sign of good sales! I finally arrived home at 10pm last night. I unloaded the truck this morning, with the help of Deefa and Holly. (Deefa has missed me, he'd insisted that Tim look round the farm for me at 1am on Friday morning as he was convinced I was outside!!!!) I've sold over 30kg of fibre and the only thing I forgot was my knitting!!! Other stallholders are not going to let me forget this in a hurry as I'm renowned for always having my knitting on the go!!!!
Whilst I was away Tim has not been idle!!
Now that Woolfest is over I can now spend some time in the veg garden, as the weeds have taken over and the high winds of last week have played havoc with the canes supporting, or not supporting my peas.