Monday, September 27, 2010

common ground

we spent yesterday in unity, maine at the common ground fair. it only took us twelve years to make it there -- every september since 1999 we've mulled it over, and we've either had some legitimate conflict or the thought of driving up there and parking and dealing with the crowd was too overwhelming. i'm so happy that we finally did it (the crowd, the parking, the drive: easy). jason came with us, and he introduced us to the concept of the pie cone.

there were also lots of variations on fried potatoes (all of the potatoes involved were organic at this fair!).

friends at the fair, strolling through our favorite area, where there were fires being built in holes in the ground and donuts being fried over campfires. also, there was a canvas tent whose floor was lined with pine branches. it smelled so good, we all wanted to move in.

one of many many animals i wanted to bring home with me:

we ran into all of our farmer friends -- mary ellen and austin from green spark, and mary and john from little falls farm. there were border collies doing tricks, beautiful handmade things for sale, wool being spun, delicious indian food to eat, kids sledding down hills on cardboard and hammering nails into boards, banjos being played... i would seriously not mind living there.


Danni said...

I want the cow. What a cutie.

Logical Libby said...

That donkey bites? What a jackass.

And I don't know what a pie cone is -- but I want one.

Liz Woodbury said...

i want the cow too. and i don't believe the donkey really bites. i think i want the donkey as well.

you DO want a pie cone, libby!

Artemis said...

Pie cone. That sounds amazing. I also love how Isaac is representin' the mainer style with that hat. It'll never get old.

Liz Woodbury said...

yeah, as isaac would say, "represent."

Liz Woodbury said...

also? maybe someday i will try to make you a pie cone, artemis!