the huntered housewife

our family life, our way

Who let the sheep out?

on June 11, 2016

We headed off to Merriwa, a small town with a history of all things sheep related.

Each year they have a Festival of the Fleece so we headed out there. We have been before and it is an enjoyable day out. The town turned on beautiful weather, although the breeze was cold.

There were market stalls to browse, vintage cars to see, wood carving to watch, sheep shearing demonstrations and lots of other goings on.

A few photos from this year’s festival:

Megan patting sheep

Megan patting some sheep


my view of the street parade

My view for the street parade. When you are 6 feet tall you shouldn’t plonk yourself in front of someone who is short. I don’t have many photos because I couldn’t see! We ended up giving up trying to watch the parade and went back to browsing the stalls instead.


running of the sheep

I held my phone up & hoped for a successful photo. The running of the sheep.The sheep are wearing red socks on their front legs as they are herded along the main street with a large crowd watching on.


checking out quilts

Hanging of the quilts.


hanging quilts

More quilts to admire. We got to vote for our top two.


items for premmies

Beanies and booties to be donated for babies in the NICU to wear.


quilts to be donated

These quilts will be donated to Ronald McDonald House.


quilts for charity

More quilts to be donated. What a great gesture.


And that’s the way our day out went.




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