|Street performers from the 2015 summer edition of the Yellow Springs'|
bi-annually held Street Fair, a rite of passage for many area residents
|Alpaca me once, alpaca me twice...|
This short video captures just a few of the sights this day, from the collection of farm animals associated with the fiber arts, to the wide variety of yarns from both around the world and truly local, to the demonstrations of weaving arts on various machines, and the numerous children who were enthused to see what they were seeing and not merely tagging-along, I could feel the enthusiasm of the gathered for their chosen pursuit.
My spouse did pretty well for herself as well, resisting the ample temptation to go hog wild and restraining herself to yarn wholly produced from alpaca to skein from Checkered Flag Fibers from the Clark County area.
Of course, we couldn't NOT visit the home of Young's Jersey Dairy without having some of the ice cream here. If nothing else, this visit reinforced my previous feelings about this ice cream purveyor (blogged about back in July 2015 at this Ice Cream Chronicles post) - there is much more to Young's than the ice cream. Perhaps more than any other place I've visited during my ice cream travels so far, Young's has the complete package to provide entertainment for pretty much anyone, combining homegrown styled eats with a working farm, kid- (and adult-) friendly activities, and ample space to handle special events like the Wool Gathering.
As a side note, I realized as I re-read my blog post that I still have yet to grab that milkshake. Ahh, well, there's always next year's Wool Gathering, right?
For more information about the Wool Gathering, please consult their Facebook event page
Young’s Jersey Dairy
6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd (Google Maps)
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
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