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I’m Beat

September 21st, 2013

Yesterday, Mr Chiots and I went to the Common Ground Country Fair. We were up early to beat the traffic. Our neighbors showed up a little later and we walked around with them for half of the day. When it was about time for the kids to take naps, they headed home and we continued to walk around.
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Of course, I’m now completely bushed, tired, beat. Too tired to write much of a blog post, too tired to do much of anything.  Mr Chiots is headed back tomorrow, he’s volunteering in one of the parking lots. We’ve also got a few big things going on this weekend, stay tuned to see what we’re up to.

Anything exciting going on in your world?

Friday Favorite: The Fair

September 6th, 2013

I grew up going to the Wayne County Fair in Ohio every year (at least when we were in the country).  It was a BLAST, one of my favorite things.  You can see what that fair is like in the post I wrote about it a LONG time ago.  Last Friday we attending the Windsor Fair with our neighbors.  It was just what a fair should be.  There were animals of all shapes and sizes, foods both fried and sweet (though we didn’t have lobster rolls at the fair in Ohio), there were quilts and vegetables on display and many wonderful educational items as well.
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The fair is such a great way to bookend the summer, it’s always something I’ve really enjoyed. Perhaps some year I’ll enter a few of my veggies into the fair.

Do you attend your local fair?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.