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Mother Earth News Fair

September 24th, 2015

Mr Chiots and I have been traveling for the past 10 days, it was a busy trip. We logged around 3000 miles, mostly by Mr Chiots while he traveled for work. I went along for the ride since he was headed to Ohio. While he worked, I visited with my family.
You can see photos from our trip to the Secrest Arboretum here. While at the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, PA, our internet was pretty much non-existent in our room (big bummer). I managed to get a little on-line work done, but I had to sit out in the hall to do it. Which is not that comfortable.
I attended a few classes, mostly on winter gardening. Though I must say, all the classes I attended on the topic were taught by people in zones 7 or so, which is a whole different thing than trying to garden in winter in zone 5! There were so many great classes, I wished I could have attended more. I had at least two choices that I wanted to go to during every time slot. There was an interesting one on harvesting rain/surface water for livestock that I gleaned some great ideas from. I can’t wait to implement a few of the things I learned to collect water for the gardens and our livestock.
Mr Chiots had a booth for The Jojoba Company, which he is the manager of. I had to help occasionally because it was pretty busy, especially after the essential oil classes let out and everyone swarmed the table to buy jojoba as their carrier.
After we left Seven Springs, we went on to Kennet Square, PA to visit Longwood Gardens and a few other lovely spaces. More on those tomorrow.

Have you done any traveling lately?

4 Comments to “Mother Earth News Fair”
  1. Angie on September 24, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    So glad I got to see you! Love my jojoba products, glad the booth was a big hit!

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  2. Dorothy on September 24, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks for the info. I will be ordering some oil from that site for myself. I always look forward to your recommendations, they have always been on spot!

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  3. Wendy on September 24, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Sounds like a tiring, but fun trip! Thanks for sharing your travels!

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  4. Nebraska Dave on September 26, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Susy, my only traveling for this year will a two day visit to the Mother Earth News Fair in Kansas. Home responsibilities keep me from being away for more than a couple days. I’ve always wanted to attend the Mother Earth News Fair in Pennsylvania but just haven’t had the time it would take for me to be there. I was very glad when they started have Fairs around the country. Attendance isn’t at the level of Pennsylvania but enough to keep it alive and hopefully it will continue to grow. This is the third year for the Kansas Fair. I spend most of my time at classes on growing and preserving vegetables. I’m glad your booth did well at the Fair and you got some vacation time out of the trip as well.

    Have a great memory day of the trip.

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