21 Life Lessons You Learn At A Sheep Festival

At the annual Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival, livestock, yarn, and general merriment abound.

1. A smile will always improve your day.

Skyla Lowery
Skyla Lowery
Skyla Lowery

2. Dreads are a great look.

Skyla Lowery

Even if they make it hard to see.

Charlotte Candau

3. You can meet friends in unlikely places.

4. (But don’t try to be friends with everyone.)

Skyla Lowery

5. If you can think of a color, there is yarn in that color.

7. A haircut every now and then can work wonders.

Charlotte Candau

“Sheila, you look 40 pounds thinner!”

8. It’s good to have a buddy.

Charlotte Candau
Skyla Lowery
Charlotte Candau

Yes, there were lemurs at the Sheep and Wool Festival. Don’t ask questions.

Charlotte Candau

9. And it’s also OK to be left alone with your thoughts.

Charlotte Candau

10. If you don’t like someone, spit on them.

Works every time.

11. Tats are rad.

Alanna Okun

Especially when they show that you’re a ~winner~.

12. Stand out from the pack.

Alanna Okun

13. Hang out with people totally different from you.

Alanna Okun

14. Allow yourself to stop and contemplate all the joy in the world.

15. Never stop being surprised.

Skyla Lowery

16. Pumpkins don’t have to be edible.

Those are felted wool pumpkins and it’s impossible to not buy one if you are within 20 yards.

17. And sheep don’t need to take up a ton of space.

Or eat a ton of hay.

18. Your hair will never look as good as an alpacas’.

19. Bigger is better…

Alanna Okun

Giant yarn = easy knitting.

20. …except for when smaller is better.

Skyla Lowery

21. Sometimes, you just gotta stick out your tongue at life.

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