Visiting with the Parker Women's Club

The wonderful ladies of the Parker Women's Club invited me to come talk about the farm at their monthly meeting this morning. It was a real honor, because these ladies are my neighbors here in one of the coolest little towns in the metroplex. The PWC is a generous philanthropic group that raises money for our volunteer fire department and offers college scholarships to promising students. Within the PWC are sub groups: the Garden Club, Book Club, Bridge Club, Craft Club, and more. These are busy ladies. I had at seen several of these gals around at city functions over the past few years, so it was great to connect officially.

I brought my wheel, fiber tools, finished yarns and knitted items, and shared my love for sheep, alpacas, chickens and our country life in general. I explained about all the great fun we have with our CSA - the community we've built and the friendships we share. They were captivated.

I understand it was the best turnout for a meeting that they've ever had - something like 27 women sat in Madeleine's beautifully appointed home and beamed back at me as I shared. They asked really great questions, and you could see the excitement begin to grow in their minds and hearts. Several were knitters, or lapsed knitters, who wanted to get back in the game.

We shared a lovely lunch, and more conversation. They had tons of questions.

After lunch, a caravan traveled a short way down the road for a first-hand look at the farm.

The alpacas were a little standoffish because of the crowd, but the sheep were up for some socializing.


The weather was perfect for a stroll around the grounds with new friends.

Sandy was really excited to take home some eggs fresh out of the nest box.

I know I'll be hearing from some of the ladies in the near future. They've promised to come back with their spouses, kids and grandkids - and maybe for some knitting lessons!

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  1. Wow, Cindy... So many great opportunitys before you. What a great start to the new year. Aloha *;)

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  2. Giving thanks for all the blessings received by Jacob's Reward so early in this new year.

    That is quite a caravan. No wonder the Alpacas were a little shy. Looks like the sheep and chickens gave everyone a big welcome -- those eggs right out of the nest are always a winner!! Love ya, AuntiE

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  3. So glad that it went well. Always great to share the enthusiasm.

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  4. Glad you had such a great time! What a caravan!

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