MOFGA’s Common Ground Fair

This year was our third Common Ground Fair.  Put on by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association every September, it is quite the event.  This is not your typical New England country fair.   There’s no midway, no carny rides, no skee-ball.  Just a big, beautiful Maine field with gorgeous animals, awesome fiber, and yummy Maine organic food.  Although of course there was fried dough – but it was Maine organic ingredients fried dough.  The boys had a ball in the Children’s Area where they got their faces painted, jumped in the haystack…many times, and hammered nails.  We did the cardboard sledding hill both on the way in and out.

Cardboard sledding is not as easy as snow sledding

Cardboard sledding is not as easy as snow sledding

Woo-hoo!  Haystack!

Woo-hoo! Haystack!

Hammering nails

Hammering nails

Go organic.  Buy local!

Go organic. Buy local!

We visited on Saturday because of the expected rain on Sunday.  Along with 52,000 other people, I think.  We met some friends there who were having their first Common Ground experience, and got to meet their new baby!  Wee!  She was precious.

Border Collie / Sheep demonstration - almost extremely popular

Border Collie / Sheep demonstration - always extremely popular

Cool foot-operated lathe

Cool foot-operated lathe

Hand drilling

Hand drilling

As always, my favorite is all the yummy wool and fiber.  I was good though, and only bought one thing.  A kit to make little table mats.  I’m not sure what they are called, but it has this weaving cloth that reminds me of latch hook, and you weave bits of wool roving in and out.  The boys had fun picking out a bunch of different colors of roving.  So, who knows how it is going to turn out!  The fair artwork this year was Maine heirloom apples, so with the hubby’s current obsession with cider making, we had to get something from the MOFGA store.  (Who am I kidding, we ALWAYS get something at the country store.)  The boys/men all got t-shirts, and I got this super-cool bag that I love, which I don’t seem to have a picture of.  I’ll remedy that.  It’s very cool.

Yummy yarn

Yummy yarn

More yummy yarn

More yummy yarn

Until next year, Common Ground Fair!

Hey wait!  Who's selling the kids?

Hey wait! Who's selling the kids?

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One Response

  1. This always looks like such a fun day. I am totally lusting after the beautiful yarns. How could you have been so self disciplined and not bought 1 of each… just to hang up it nothing else? I’m not sure I understand your kit. Looking forward to seeing how it is done.

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