After my work meetings were finished, I had a lovely time visiting with Teresa at Eden Hills, in particular helping her with an antique spinning wheel she had purchased at an auction. Her Dad helped us out a lot too, and by the time I left, everything was working except the bobbin tension. I need to do more research on that. For the full story and pictures on the day of the wheel, Teresa's blog is the place to go, right here: https://edenhills.wordpress.com/2019/02/08/a-conundrum/
I had a lovely time visiting with Teresa's goats, llamas, chickens, cats, and of course, her lovable dog, Sky. I think his one-ear-up-one-ear-down appearance is just so endearing.
I also caught up with my friend Anne, a flautist who plays at the Des Moines Area Community College gourmet dinner series that I used to attend. It was so lovely to see her and hear all her news. Then I enjoyed a great visit with my former colleague Kathryn at a local barbecue restaurant - I do love good midwestern bbq! It's really lovely to be able to catch up with old friends, even if it's only just a brief visit.
On my drive home again, I visited with friends in New York just briefly, since I had to be back in good time for a meeting in New Brunswick, so my visits were sadly short. However, I got to cuddle with mini horses and goats along the way. What better way to break up a long drive?!
Some long-time readers may remember the blog of Isobelle Golightly the Beautiful Goat. This picture is with the mini horses where Isobelle lives. Well, technically the one on the left is a mini mule, but they're all more-or-less horses!