Come stroll with us at the country fair put on by the good folks from Organic Valley and countless community volunteers. It's our first year checking it out, so no expectations....but even the walk from the parking lot seems like bliss. I think that's a good sign.
*photo by a random passerby
First thing after we enter the fair, we wander toward the cooperative art tent. Ooooh, that's the mosaic made by the folks from our homeschool co-op. We chat with some of the kids that helped create this beautiful work entitled Stone Soup. What an amazing job they did.
*photo by Sylvia
Sylvia goes for an organic hamburger, also with heirloom tomatoes. Yum. There's live fiddle, banjo, and guitar music in the eating tent for our listening pleasure
Back to wandering. Hoops? Of course.
And our first (of many) visits to the Honeycomb kids activity tent. Sylvia will go back several times throughout the day to squeeze these synthetic udders. According to a dairy farmer they have a very realistic feel to them and I am surprised by how much effort it takes to squeeze out the liquid.
And do you want to make bee's wings to wear? Paint them up. We'll come back for them after they dry.
The 64 square cooperative chalk mural is complete!
Isn't is beautiful? Let's walk all the way around it and view it from every angle.
Round about this time we pick up the bee's wings, Ayla falls asleep in the carrier, and we watch the beginning of a play titled Farmscape. We stare lengthily at a bee hive display and Sylvia asks questions about the queen back at the main hive. We discover the Organic Valley pantry tent with free samples of chocolate milk, creamy iced coffee, and full sized tomato pesto grilled cheese sandwiches. No pictures. Too busy enjoying. Sylvia spends about 30 more minutes flitting between those fascinating udders to squeeze and the sunflowers to 'pollinate' them, of course, since she is a bee-princess-nature-fairy-country-girl.