It was such fun to stay with Rog and Robin. They fixed us a nice dinner and we had lots of laughs catching up on family. We got up at 6 a.m. and Rog and Robin had breakfast sandwiches, juice and coffee already for us. We got to the fairground about 7:20 a.m. and Austin helped me unload all the crates and get everything set up. People start coming onto the fairground at 8 a.m. so we really had to work fast. Austin went with me to check out the fairground and find a little fair food!!!!! Jonathan was fretting himself silly over the van, which had a problem with the emergency brake cable. So he called and talked to our son David about what to do, who was coming over later in the day to the fair to pick up Austin. David brought a jack, and tools to fix the van. "Cheers to David", he fixed the van! My sister and brother-in-law came with David and Ella to the fair. It was fun to have them come and walk around the fair and see where we were. David, Austin, Ella, Bev and Francis then left the fair and went to my cousin Roger's house for a short visit.
We closed down the tent on Saturday evening. All the vendors close up at 5 p.m. so we left and went to Roger's house. Their daughters Heidi and Terri were also visiting for the weekend with their families. It was such fun for me to get to visit with both Heidi and Terri and meet their children. There was a lot of laughing, talking and a few fireworks about 9 p.m. Jonathan was exhausted and went to bed early. I stayed up and visited and watched a Red Sox game.
We got up at 6 a.m. and left Roger's house at 6:40 a.m. We stopped and got coffee before we got to the fairground. I set everything back up and was open for business by 8 a.m. It's a wonderful fair but people just were not buying like they did last year. I had decided to break down our booth and come home last night. We loaded up and by 5:30 p.m. we were on our way home. We stopped for supper in Charlestown, N.H. and got home at 9:30 p.m. I was so happy to see my sweet old dog Lettie. I crawled into bed at 10:30 p.m. and slept until 6 a.m. this morning.
I had such a nice morning so far, up to see Kara ( my daughter's dog), then our to take care of all my beautiful sheep. Now I'm just resting and I'm going to take it easy. I need to just have a lazy day today.
That is all from Maybelle Farm. Thanks to Jonathan for driving the loaded Van to the fair and trying to get through the weekend. It most definitely was too much for him to try to do. I made a bad call trying to do the fair this year when Jonathan had just finished his radiation treatments in September. Thanks to Darcy, Rowan and Declan for taking care of the farm and my dog while I was gone. Thanks to David, Austin and Ella for their help. Extra special thanks to Austin for helping me get everything set up at the fair. I am so proud of my family and love them so much!
So-long from Maybelle MaMa