For a number of years when I’ve purchased yarn and fibre from Wendy Dennis (at the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show), I’ve often thought how wonderful it would be to stay in the big old homestead, the birthplace of Polwarth sheep; I recall seeing the flyers about staying in the homestead at Bendigo, but never followed up on it. My chance came when I was invited to attend with other knitters and one spinner from SnB Melbourne.
Here I am totally blessed out on our ‘farm walk’, there are sheep in the distance, they saw us coming!
The Homestead (not pictured here, because I didn’t take a photo before my camera ran out of battery), was directly opposite the on-site WoolShop. Handy huh?
Us wandering around with our tour guide Janet.
Sheeps, keeping their distance.
So many interesting things to see, an enjoyable walk around the Dennis sheep property.
The dining room is magnificent. It was the back drop to our Saturday evening dinner.
Photos of food, or it didn’t happen.
It was also Winter Solstice night.
And after dinner the table was cleared and some knitting began around the dining room table. I was spinning some Polwarth fibre dyed by Wendy on my Little Gem in the front windows of the dining room. An amazing evening in an amazing room filled with so much family history.
I would love to visit again, maybe the Richmond Knitters might be interested?