Saturday, September 24, 2011


Today we took our oldest Grandest-Daughter, Lexi, 4, to the Common Ground Fair.  This fair is sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association.  There is such a diverse culture and belief system there - and so many avenues to pursue and explore.  My favorite places included the 'fiber arts'.  Sheep, angora rabbits and goats...Ahhhhhh, I could go on and on.  I love feeling the many fleeces and fibers...the natural dyes and the many knit, crochet, spun, woven and hooked creations.  Then there are the vegetables...the herbs...the many remedies and folklore we have some how lost along the way.  I feel inspired, I feel in awe and I feel overwhelmed.  Today, I saw it all through the eyes of a 4 year old.  She tried on angora hats and declared, "Nana, these are so fashionable."  She pet alpaca's and said, "Oh, Nana they are so cute and cuddly - I need to hug and kiss them".  She decided Llama's were not her thing - but the babydoll sheep and angora goats she threw her arms around and declared we just had to get some.  How I love that little girl and her ability to embrace everything in life.
This Donkey was cute, but she decided he didn't smell so good.  But the next stop - angora bunnies...were so soft, she didn't care if they smelled a little yucky at times.  After face painting and contra dancing and a ladies drumming group, we made our way back to the truck....

This is one exhausted little peanut.  Sleep well, little Butterfly Princess and dream wonderful dreams...

1 comment:

Becky G said...

Sounds like she had a great day! So fun seeing things through the eyes of children!!!

:-) Becky

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