As if COVID, etc. wasn't enough! Normally at this time we would all be skirting fleeces and preparing animals and products for the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival in Canby. However, as most other events for 2020, this gathering isn't happening. A few of our members did participate in the Crook County Fair in August, which was participants only, and it looked like those who were there had a good time!
We decided to postpone the monthly Zoom meeting to October 11, 2020, 2 pm. Members will receive an invite via email. One thing to consider before that time is being prepared for any opportunities to share a fiber presentation for school or community groups. There is a basic presentation in place which can be tweaked or added to depending on your area of interest or experience, and you don't have to be an "up front" kind of person to do this (I am certainly not, but end up enjoying sharing the love of fiber with young people, as well as any adults who happen to be with them!).
As a last thought, let's those of us who have not had losses due to the fires find ways to share with those who have lost much. I personally know someone who lost home and possessions, and probably some of you do as well. The generosity of many people is already showing up via donations and offers of housing, keeping animals, etc.
Lynne for HDWG
With the ongoing COVID 19 restrictions for the summer and fall of 2020, it has allowed time for a website novice to figure out how to build this site. Your patience and understanding are much appreciated if there happens to be anything that is not functioning correctly, especially at the beginning. Membership forms and Fiber Market Day registrations, although available to print from here, will continue to be mail-in and pay by check for now. As we get used to navigating using this platform we may add online registration and payment options in the future, as well as T-shirt orders.
It has been traditional to skip an August meeting, as most years everyone is recuperating from fairs at this time. Our next scheduled zoom meeting for members will be September 13, 2020, at 2:00 pm. A meeting invite will be emailed prior to that time.
Hopefully you all are enjoying time with your fiber animals and/or fiber projects! With very few festivals and markets happening, ANY of our members would love to sell fleeces and other products, so check out the Member Products under the Menu, find something of interest to you, and contact them to arrange viewing and sales. As I sit at a window overlooking our pastures, the sheep are contentedly munching and growing their wonderful fiber without interruption...no clue about the struggles any of us are facing.
Lynne for HDWG
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