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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?

Stop By…

September 11th, 2015

If you’re going to be at the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Spring, PA next Weekend (Sept. 18-20), stop by and visit Mr Chiots at The Jojoba Company booth. You might get lucky and see me as well (or give him a message and we can meet up)! If you’re interested, you can also pick up some of the lotion bars, lotion tins, or lip balm that I made for them.
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I made some of these bars for a blog post for a client and gave them away as gift. Everyone loved them so much that the company asked me and a friend to make up a batch for them to sell. If they sell well then it looks like I might have another small side business. So swing by and pick up a few if you’ll be at the fair, I guarantee you’ll LOVE these beauties!!!

Are you doing any traveling in the near future?

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