Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sheep, Goats, Alpacas, Llamas, and More

Yesterday, when I was reading the paper, I noticed that there was a Flock and Fiber Festival at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby. There would be exhibits of sheep, goats, llamas, rabbits, alpacas, and more. It sounded like a great drawing opportunity, so this morning we headed out of town for the festival on this lovely fall day...


At the festival, I started with some quick sketches of sheep and goats...







There was even a Romney ewe (not for sale)...



I moved on to llamas and alpacas....

These two looked so cute with their haircuts...




In the llama and albaca exhibit hall, I met a nice woman, Brenda from Bend, who raises alpacas for pack trips. She told me that they need hay, grain, minerals and a minimal amount of water and they can carry their supplies as well as the hiker's. Because they have two stomachs, their food is well digested so they don't deposit seeds or other invasive things on the trail. They're eco-friendly as well as being just adorable to look at.


These people were watching the sheep judging...

There were dozens of vendors of yarn, looms, spinning wheels, and everything related to wool. I did a quick sketch of this woman spinning...


 On the way out of the fairgrounds, there was an Irish Wolfhound show, so we paused to watch so I could do a little more sketching....



It was a great day, but we were hungry and not wanting to eat the local food...



we went on to McCormick and Schmicks for a late seafood lunch.


Here are a couple more photos from the festival...





And believe it or not, this isn't make-up...





2 comments:

Carrie H. said...

Really love all these sketches this post! Such variety--- Carrie

Vicky said...

Thanks, Carrie. I really had a good time drawing them.