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Common Ground starts tomorrow... The largest Fair of it's kind in the United States.

Stop by the Goat and Sheep barn ( right between the poultry barn and the rabbit tent) and visit with us for awhile. We are going to have some of our Boer goats on display and would love to meet and chat...
 

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MaineFarmMom said:
I'll be there Saturday. I'll be looking for Pyrnad too.
I will not be going to the fair this year due to my neighbors. I am unable to leave the farm for long periods, as they watch to see when I am gone.
I will be there next year.
For those that are going enjoy :dance:
 

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I'm going, but didn't know it started Wed . . . Thought it was Friday that it started.

See ya there one of them days.
Sherry
 

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SherryR said:
I'm going, but didn't know it started Wed . . . Thought it was Friday that it started.

See ya there one of them days.
Sherry
Common Ground Fair dates are September 22,23,and 24, 2006.
 

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Our son's Highschool ROTC is hosting a competition Saturday [7-12] so we may not make it on Saturday until later. However we do plan to be there Friday and Sunday.

I went by once while on a trip shopping for land and really thought that my DW would like it. Then last year we stopped in the middle of hanging our roof to go to the fair, and I could barely drag my wife out of the spinners and weavers tent. She really liked learning to card and spin wool. Now she has the schedule for the entire fair and all of it's classes. I dont know yet which classes we are taking.

But we will be there.

So many classes on Homesteading it is great!
 

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pyrnad said:
I will not be going to the fair this year due to my neighbors. I am unable to leave the farm for long periods, as they watch to see when I am gone.
I will be there next year.
For those that are going enjoy :dance:
Well darn. I saw your name listed as a vendor and was going to introduce myself. I'm sorry this is still such a hassle for you.
 

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Our son's Highschool ROTC is hosting a competition Saturday [7-12] so we may not make it on Saturday until later. However we do plan to be there Friday and Sunday.

I went by once while on a trip shopping for land and really thought that my DW would like it. Then last year we stopped in the middle of hanging our roof to go to the fair, and I could barely drag my wife out of the spinners and weavers tent. She really liked learning to card and spin wool. Now she has the schedule for the entire fair and all of it's classes. I dont know yet which classes we are taking.

But we will be there.

So many classes on Homesteading it is great!
Sound like your wife will be in the spinning and weaving area all weekend.
So much to do at the fair, and not enough time to do it.
 

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Well darn. I saw your name listed as a vendor and was going to introduce myself. I'm sorry this is still such a hassle for you.
I was looking forward to meeting folks from the forum. I guess it will have to wait until next year.
 

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I called MOFGA today about camping in the parking lot. It seems that you get free camping with volunteer work. I guess I'm going Friday and Saturday. I've already got a pig/goat/sheep/duck/goose/cow sitter. The cat's just going to have to fend for himself with a full kibble dish, a bucket of water, and a clean litter box.

Dan
 

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Not sure yet if I'm going...it'll be Sat afternoon or Sunday if I go....running out of time for painting and canning and freezing....We also indulged in the New Portland Fair this past weekend....A nice small fair, too! And the weather was beautiful.

The weather is not looking good so bring your umbrellas!

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I called MOFGA today about camping in the parking lot. It seems that you get free camping with volunteer work. I guess I'm going Friday and Saturday. I've already got a pig/goat/sheep/duck/goose/cow sitter. The cat's just going to have to fend for himself with a full kibble dish, a bucket of water, and a clean litter box.

Dan
If you volunteer at the fair you also get a basket of goodies. The vendors donate an item and the fair staff makes goodie bags for the volunteers.
And you get free admission to the fair.
 

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We went through the schedule and have worked out which workshop we will be attending.

Man they do offer a lot of stuff!

We are going to attend:
Mushrooming,
Living soil systems,
composting,
growing lavender,
crafting medicinals through fermentation,
overwintering bees,
forestry 101,
seed saving,
non-food uses of fungi,
cultivating mushrooms,
foraging and feasting of fungi fearlessly,
growing crops for energy,
low impact forestry,
and blending organic teas.

My DW is entering some of her soaps, and knitting.

:)
 
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