Tuesday, September 25, 2012


After being away for several days I'm finally back. The reason I have been away is that we were out of town for the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, PA. This was our third year attending the fair, and it was a wonderful experience as usual. I'll be doing several posts about the fair.

We left for the fair early Thursday morning. Seven Springs is approximately 400 miles away, so the drive is basically an all day event after making a few stops. By around 6:00 PM we were checked into our room at the Seven Springs Resort, which is where the fair is held, and were planning or schedule for the next day.

Over the course of the next 3 days Andrea and I both attended 13 different workshops. We always try to do separate workshops, so we can then share what we learned. We feel that by doing this we are able to get the most benefit from the fair. What little free time we had between workshops was spent visiting vendor booths or, in the evenings, reviewing what we had learned that day or planning the schedule for the following day.

The fair ended at 6:00 PM on Sunday evening. We left Seven Springs and headed to Pittsburgh where we spent the night. Monday morning we got an early started and drove on into Ohio and visited the Lehman's retail store. Lehman's, for those who aren't familiar with the store, specializes in non-electric technology. After spending several hours at Lehman's we turned south towards Kentucky, making a stop along the way at a basket supply store so Andrea could stock up on supplies for basket making, which is a fairly recently acquired skill.

We made it home around 11:00 PM last night, and after greeting and feeding Luke, Jack, and Kitty, went to bed. We always worry about the animals when we are gone for several days, but we didn't have that concern this time because one of my friends drove up and fed them on Friday and then my parents came down Saturday and spent the night and fed for us. It was a bit strange knowing that someone was spending the night in our home while we weren't there, but having them do so definitely helped put my mind at ease.

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