were ready to go midday on Friday. (I have to thank them for planning their work schedules so that they could take Friday off -- it's much easier to do the driving during daylight, especially since I'm a morning person.)
We arrived at our hotel, and they did not raise an eyebrow or make any kinky jokes when Jim checked in with his two attractive sister-wives in tow. No, they merely gave us a room with two double beds, and even had thoughtfully labeled the pillows for us.
(Go on, Joe, I bet you've got something to say about how important firmness is.)
Jim, Laura and I are creatures of tradition, and first stop on Saturday morning was Dorchester Farms, to see Jim's friend Ken.
(I am sure you can understand why, given how handsome Ken is, Laura and I are happy to make his booth our first stop...) After visiting for a bit -- and admiring Ken's weaving and knitting projects -- Laura and I began. We proceeded directly to Mindy, at the Kid Hollow booth:
and Mindy-napped her. All too soon she got a call from Goat Boy, so we followed her to the show ring where she turned into the Goat-Wrangler
and then the Goat-Whisperer:
Meanwhile, Laura and I peppered her friend Melissa with questions about raising goats, showing them, and goat-farming in general. (I won't tell you what they do with rubber bands.)
It would not be a Rhinebeck without looking for men in kilts, and sure enough, here's a specimen with glorious gams:
Why, it's GKIYH Pal, Dr. Mel:
Mel is handsome and charming; his husband David is also handsome and charming; their Red Maple sportswear is teh awesome; and (bestill my heart) I can now assure you that Mel gets his good looks and charming personality from his parents. Yes, I got to meet Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Mel and they were wonderful. (Is it any surprise that Uma Thurman -- yes, UMA effing THURMAN -- purchased multiple pairs of Red Maple socks on Sunday?)
It was a stroke of great luck that I then got hit on the head with a sack of roving (literally) because when I turned around to
Kathy was right near the booth called "Babushka" but I am positive that is just a coincidence. We continued on our merry way, browsing -- although our purchasing was, unfortunately, rather restrained -- and seeing people like Somebunnyslove and her adorable friends:
We scoffed at this sign:
we petted fuzzeh bunnehs
and couldn't decide which was more adorable, Halo the llama or his cowboy. Please feel free to vote in the poll over at the sidebar on the right if you've got a strong opinion on the matter...
To be continued....