A Day at the Common Ground Fair
We celebrated the first day of autumn with a visit to the Common Ground Fair put on by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.
We waffled about going because of the weather forecast. Was it going to rain? How much would it rain? Thunderstorms? Three weather sources offered three varieties of forecast. So we dressed in layers and loaded a picnic basket along with our rain coats into the car. Half way into the two hour drive to Unity, the sun started breaking through the clouds. We lucked out with a beautiful, almost balmy, day.
We studied the livestock. Hannah’s negotiating for a rabbit. At least it’s not a cow – notice the pic below. We perused the crafts and books. We listened to bag pipers and music groups. We picked out the best looking Russian Red garlic to plant in our own garden this fall. We attended workshops on farming and solar water heating. We rode in horse drawn wagons and wagons pulled by antique tractors. We walked 500 miles. We had a wonderful day.
The Handsome Hooded Merganser
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The Joke’s on Me
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Sunny Sunday Snapshots
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On the First Day of Spring
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Full-circle with Beauty and the Beast
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