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Turkey Tracks: MOFGA’s Common Ground Fair 2014

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Turkey Tracks:  September 24, 2014

MOFGA’S COMMON GROUND FAIR 2014

 

MOFGA stands for the Maine Organic Farmers’ and Growers’ Association, and each year, MOFGA puts on The Common Ground Fair.

This year marked the 38th Fair.

I’ve written about this fair many times, but each year is just so special.

This year I went with Giovanna McCarthy on Friday and with Penny Rogers Camm on Sunday– spending about 10 hours at the fair over the two days.

Here are some picture high lights.  As always, I think of many pictures I should have taken, but didn’t–like a little video of the “horse whisperer” who trained a young, big working gelding to follow him around the ring in about 10 minutes.

I’ve always loved these “post” faces:

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Look at this hoop house filled with flowers:

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Outside this hoop house was the prettiest hot pepper plant with purple hot peppers:

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We had a very cool summer, so the winter squash and pumpkins struggled.  None of mine even made little squash.  But, here’s squash bounty at MOFGA:

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What’s amusing about this picture of a compost toilet displayed so one can see all the workings is that one of these boys is INSIDE the toilet, and the rest are very amused, as only boys can be.  What looks like a reflection on the glass is actually a boy’s face.

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On the way out of the fair, we passed this family of baby pigs asleep in the sun:

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On the way home BOTH days, we stopped for some of John’s Ice Cream–all home made, all so delicious.  John’s ice cream reminds one of what REAL ice cream tastes like when it isn’t full of fake ingredients.  The marshmellow cream in the Rocky Road is the real thing, for instance.

I love MOFGA!

 

 

 

 

Written by louisaenright

September 24, 2014 at 1:20 pm

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