home from afar, back to Dupont market Sunday
Salam!, Buenos dias!
Gretchen and Joan are back from Morocco and Madrid…phew! We just got back yesterday afternoon, so are still getting things back together and our heads back to farming/normal life. I haven’t had time to process it all yet, but here are some tourist shots that I couldn’t resist (I was yelling in the van until they stopped…) Here is the story…which I had seen, because friends who had been to Morocco had sent me a post card. These are Argon trees that have Argon nuts. The goats climb the trees and eat the nuts. Somehow, the goat digestive system does some “pre-processing” of the nuts to help eventurally create the famed argon oil. It is used in cosmetics or there is also an oil used for consumption. These goats were perched in two different trees right along the highway…they have perches built for them to space them out nicely for photos. I can see how they climb the trees…but how on earth do those shepherds get the goats to stand there and smile all day??? They weren’t tethered and we saw one jump down. Oh the mysteries of the orient!
To market: So, by Sunday I should have my head back in the Mid-Atlantic. We will bring all the stuff Sue was going to bring last week but couldn’t because of the rain: Corriedale cross, Corriedale bulky, roving, Shropshire double twist, some of all the kits we have I think, the alpaca/Merino and maybe something else. Weather sounds beautiful for the weekend. Boy, guess we missed lots of gray, cold, wet weather (judging from the knee high grass and rain gauge). Glad we could bring back some nice sun and warmth for you all.
Hope to see you this Sunday in DC!
PS, if you need something not listed, send me an email by Saturday morning and will bring it to town for the market.