Monday, September 26, 2005

Fun at the Fair!

Took the kids to Unity, Maine this weekend to the Common Ground Country Fair, sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association. Not only was it a gorgeous day and a wonderful fair, but it's got to be one of the best organized events I've ever been to! They don't forget a thing -- help with parking, a disabled/elderly parking lot that's closer, valet bike parking (and bike riders get special cheers), recycling items used at the fair, and I could go on and on!

Saw lots of fiber artists, spinners and dyers. I was able to restrain myself (due to a very limited budget) and bought some lovely merino sock yarn (i'll get a picture up soon). The kids got to play in a kids area that had place to dive into haystacks, a "Wall of Sound" that had every possible pot, pan and trash can lid nailed to a wooden frame for kids to bang on and other fun kid things.

Many nice (and happy) animals -- bunnies, roosters, ducks, hens, cows, oxen. Very talented and smart sheepdogs herding sheep and ducks! Organic food only was sold -- my only complaint is a lack of caffeinated items, but the food is delicious! Had crab rolls, organic french fries, "pie in a cone", and some lovely other foods.

I highly recommend this fair to anyone -- it gets crowded but is well worth it. It's why Maine is such a special place.

Finished a couple of fruit caps for a new baby and his big sister -- will post those in the next few days too. Ciao for now.


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