Monday, September 28, 2009
Well, we made it to the International Plowing Match in Earlton on Friday. We caught the train in North Bay at 7:00a.m. and arrived at the Tent City at 10:15a.m. It was Amy's first train trip. The scenery of the wilderness lakes of Northern Ontario brought back some nice memories for me. Hats off to the people of the Earlton area for pulling this off. The IPM is always an amazing sight, but to realize that it was done in Northern Ontario for the first time - where infrastructure, accomodations, food vendors, and emergency personnel are not available without much planning - well,.. remarkable...
Amy had another first, getting a chopper ride with her dad.
Also, for the first time, Misty Haven Alpacas yarn and rovings are conveniently available in another yarn store in downtown North Bay. Congratulations to Rae Brenne, for opening Stix and Stones this summer. Rae stocks some of the nicest yarns available from around the world. Before her store even opened, Rae searched me out at my farm to see my products as she knew her customers would be looking for locally farmed, Canadian milled quality alpaca yarns.
Here's a picture of Rae in her store and that's Misty Haven Alpaca yarn and rovings on the shelf beside her!