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Ecstasy (n)- 2. Excessive joy; rapture; a degree of delight that arrests the whole mind; joy may rise to ecstasy. (Websters 1828 Dictionary)
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A fairly fair Fair affair!

This year we took our 3rd annual trip to the Oxford Fair (now called "The Big O").

Marshall is all bundled up and ready for a cold day at the fair!
Sweeter than pie! 
Here we are waiting for the rest of the company to join us. Amidst the waiting and the chatting, Amanda reached into her vest pocket and found her missing chapstick! So funny!
Marshall thinks that someday, perhaps, he shall be a farmer....
Two lovely Barton girls!
Piglets- aren't they the cutest. It always makes me think of Charlotte's web and I inadvertently look for a spider web that spells "Some Pig" somewhere in the pen!
This is what I actually wanted to get.... but instead I was given a puppy!
Look! A relative! 
A cunnin' bunny! Shay bought two of her own at this fair and someday in the nearish future there will be little baby bunnies.

I love John-Boy's face in this photo- it's hilarious! You can't see it real well, so I would encourage you to click on the picture for a better look.

Pretty Tasha and the pretty horse!
There is just something about horses that inspire thoughts toward beauty. They are graceful, majestic and gentle. 

I know this photo may seem weird, but I think that cows have cool eyes.
Pip is listening intently to a farmer talk about his daily life. 
Sifting through some Maine rocks- there was amethyst, tourmaline, micah...

Seth was able to make a hook for his mom after watching the blacksmith create one. It was so neat to watch.

I couldn't help taking this photo- his little feet were soo cute!

I neglected to take a picture of the completed hook, but it was very well done!

Fairs always make me want to have a little farm. I planted garlic the other day and it made me think of how agriculturally rich Maine once was. It's nice that people are going back to growing their own food and even raising their own meat and dairy products. Lord willing, we'll get a chance for that someday. But, until then, we'll be content with our little garden and indulge ourselves by reading "Farmer Boy"!


Jacob R Parker said...
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Hannah said...

The picture of John and the cow is so funny!