well, my daughter and boyfriend go back to school on monday. Our big fair started on the 11th and we had not made it there yet. Hubby grew up down the road from this fair so he can take it or leave it. My poor mother in law has such bad allergies to so many things now that she did not want to go, so i went along with the kids on our own. (it was dizzy bracelet day so cheaper for them with the rides) Usually i have someone with me who knows the fairgrounds so well, not me, i kept walking out of barns, etc and having no clue which direction i was traveling...unless i could catch site of the roller coaster! I was bummed as this year they are rotating animals, so the sheep and llamas and alpacas will arrive on the 22nd, the rabbits tomorrow. I did see the chickens and goats along with 10 baby pigs born last night and the cows. I was kind of bummed though!
I eventually found the artists room where local artisans sell their goods. There is everything there! I got 2 pieces of pottery and spoke with the artist. ( a new spoon rest and a french butter pot) then also picked up about ten buttons made from elk and caribu antlers (4 toggle style). That was it for me! I did not purchase any fiber or yarn this year (gasp, i know!) And i was good otherwise as well, one scone hot from the oven and a taste of the vanilla walnut fudge. Thats it! (honestly i could not find the salmon /cream cheese pieroshky stand or i would have got one to take home and i was not up to sweets when the kids ate the elephant ear) A good day though! Stopped on the way home for a gallon of raw milk so i could make yogurt tonight. Somehow i still managed to spend a good amount of money though! (you know fairs...parking, tickets, ride bracelet...... oh well, it happens once a year!)