sneak peak!

I’ll be at the Common Ground Fair for the next three days… so if you go, come say hello!

invasives_display
Sneak peak on the kitchen table… It’s at the fair now, but it is so wickedly windy that the display kept blowing down. Not sure how we kept it up in the past. Be sure to come see Barbie’s plight. … Will she catch a fish through all those weeds? Will she notice Ken? Will Ken save her from the alligator?

And for this, I stopped to collect some invasive aquatic thing on our way to the fair (had an intern helping out!). Nearly lost the special rake in the process. It’s a garden rake attached to one of those telescoping pool tool handles. I telescoped it out, didn’t lock anything, and tossed the end out. And the end went into the water and was no longer attached to the part in my hand. Luckily I was able to put my end into the end sticking out of the water and haul it in. Usually this thing hangs on my beams and is what I hang clothes on to dry… I have pictures of it someplace, but just spent 10 minutes looking and didn’t find one!

Um, I just re-read that and it’s so badly written I have to leave it… This end, that end, my end, and hangs on my beams??

It is rather odd to be at the fair, and see relatively few people and relatively lots of cars…
emptyfair carsatfair

Food vendors getting ready…. saw this in several places,
potatoes
pallets of potatoes

Lots of folks were building things,
fairprep
(this is one of the wagons that’ll haul you from the far parking lot to the Pine Gate… incredible coffee out at the parking lot there, sadly no caffeine on the fairgrounds)

And a bunch of the critters are already there!
oxen donkeys
Patient oxen, and are those the cutest donkeys, or what?

6 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Mel said,

    September 18, 2008 @ 5:23 pm

    We’re planning on being there Saturday, so I’ll be looking for you.

    I do believe those are actually mini mules, since they’ve got paint coloring.

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    James said,

    September 18, 2008 @ 6:51 pm

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    Chris said,

    September 18, 2008 @ 7:41 pm

    Have fun!

  4. 4

    Molly Bee said,

    September 18, 2008 @ 8:57 pm

    Oooo! The Common Grounds Fair!!! Have a great time and think of me! I love Common Ground. And Mel will be there too! Bonus.

    Aliens?!?!? Don’t forget to pack your tinfoil hat!

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    Cathy-Cate said,

    September 18, 2008 @ 9:36 pm

    I totally understood the paragraph in question, which must say something about ME. Well, I am the queen of run-on sentences and tangential thinking.

    Those ARE the cutest donkeys ever, I’ve never seen any like that!

    Be careful with those aliens — they eat telescoping things for breakfast!

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    Gramily said,

    September 21, 2008 @ 7:03 am

    I really wish I had been able to get there as I’d love to see Barby amidst the aliens. I hope she didn’t depend on Ken saving her. Or, maybe she saved Ken. Good Work, Lisa!

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