I'm here at the Woolly Works, playing with the dogs and talking with Pansy. Hermes is of course his magnificent self, and the driveway into the yard is awash with Eau D' Hermes cologne when the wind is just right. Luckily, it's autumn and the wind doesn't often blow toward the drive. He'd love a good scratch between his horns and behind the ears, but at the moment, his aftershave is so overpowering that touching any part of his body leaves me with a strong and lingering scent of big black buck. Sunny is here and escorts me back and forth between the houses and the animals pens, as any middle-aged gentleman should. He'll be 6 years old in January, and is beginning to show a little white in his whiskers.
I've been working on a sweater since I've been here; hopefully it will be complete by show time. The standard $35 sweater is a staple for us and is a good seller. We make them in a variety of colors and often with adventurous buttons - warm and a little wild, people seem to enjoy them. And, we have capes and shawls and vests of various designs and, of course, the skirts!
We did ultrasounds on the alpaca gals and all but two are pregnant. That's good news! We can look forward to babies next year!