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.