Sunday, September 27, 2009

Water Wheel

All summer Zachary has been plugging away on a water wheel project for my parents. Today we assembled it, after getting the roof done this morning. My parents aren't sure where they are going to permanently install it, but we set it up in their driveway to make sure everything fit well before winter comes.
Zachary and his water feature.
Later on, we stopped by Mystic Springs Ranch. It is an alpaca ranch near my parents' house. This weekend they were hosting an open house to visit the farm and see the animals. Their store was also open and they had fleeces, rovings, yarn, and finished handmade goods made from the alpaca fiber. It was very nice. I got a free sample of yarn. I am looking forward to learning more about the fiber arts. We have 4 rolls of cleaned and carded wool to play with this winter. :-)
(I reckon I should post a picture of those soon)

1 comment:

Kerri said...

Zachary did a fantastic job with that water wheel. He's quite the carpenter!
It'll be interesting to see what you decide to do with the wool. Our oldest daughter will be attending the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival (about an hour from NY City) in October. She's obsessed with knitting and wool in general. I'm sure you'd love that show. Pity you're so far away.
Your day at the parks sounded like lots of fun. Great photos. I especially love that one of the pier.