Of course, when Mother Earth News announced that they would be coming to the Puyallup Fair Grounds this past weekend, he wanted to go.
So we spent Saturday at the fair, sitting in on seminars and demonstrations, chatting with exhibitors, sampling goodies, and waiting in a very long line to buy our lunch! We talked to the creator of FarmStayU.S., who has created a directory of farms around the country where travelers can spend the night and even work on the farm; we purchased a mushroom growing kit; we chatted with representatives from Solar Cookers International, who encourage and assist people around the world to harness the power of the sun through the use of solar cookers. All of these are topics for future blogs.
Tom spent a couple of hours in a seminar about grafting fruit trees. He loved it and feels confident that with all his previous reading and this demonstration, he's now ready to graft some dwarf trees for himself.
From the moment we pulled out of our driveway till we got home again, we had a delightful day. The weather was perfect, Mt Rainier was on its best behavior, and we laughed, dreamed, and explored together. It was a glorious day!
|Morning in our front yard
|Bring the whole family!
|A couple of solar cookers
|Trying out a "portable chair" that supports your back!
|Wood carving demonstration
|Newly shorn alpaca
|Grafting an apple tree
|Mt Rainier from the Puyallup Valley