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Mother Earth News Fair and a Manna Pro Giveaway

I have just returned from attending the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.  It was a blast!  Sometimes things just work out.  I had planned to visit my sister in Washington at the same time as the fair.  When I discovered that Manna Pro was sponsoring the fair, I reached out and told them I was going to be in town at the same time.  Graciously, we were all invited to attend the fair as guests.

Saturday morning arrived and the rain clouds were just letting up for the day.  Sunshine was in the forecast and I could not wait to attend some of the 150 workshops of the weekend.

There were exhibitors, vendors, a Mother Earth News Bookstore with book signings, demonstrations, food, a poultry show and wonderful lectures.  I had the pleasure of experiencing lectures by Ed Begley Jr., one on natural beekeeping and one on gardening with backyard chickens.  All were excellent.

Alpacas are very popular in Washington State.  We watched as some alpacas and sheep were sheered during a demonstration.  This one is called a “teddy bear”.

Goat milking demonstrations were scheduled throughout the day and a local beekeepers’ association was present with an observation hive and local honey.

Outside, Community Chickens sponsored a local poultry show.  It was early and many of the cages were still vacant.

However, I did find some sweet Silkies…
and cooking demonstrations.

An amazing woodworking and blacksmith shop was also set up outside.

The kids were able to use century old drilling tools.

Clay oven demonstrations too were available as well as many other vendors willing to share their secrets and talents of living off the land.

Of course, I was reminded by my sister’s family that a trip to the fairground would not be complete without a taste of a Washington Fair tradition since 1911.  Filled with warm berry jam, my Fisher scone was buttery savory, and simply delicious.

Finally I reached the Manna Pro booth.  It was hopping with fair attendees.  The booth was so busy that over six employees were there to educate people about goats, chickens, horses and rabbits.  One of my favorite things about this company is their dedication to education as well as providing top-notch quality products.

While there, I decided to pick up a tote bag for my fans.  I could not attend the fair without thinking of you all.  I was excited to get home and fill it with Manna Pro goodies to giveaway.
The Manna Pro Tote Bag Giveaway

comes filled with an assortment of Manna Pro Products
Poultry Protector
Harvest Delight
Limited Edition Egg Cartons (5)
A Chick T-Shirt (M)
Water Protector
Scaly Leg Protector
Grow Your Own tote
Here is how you can enter to win!

1. You must leave a comment on this blog for entry. Only comments here on this blog post will be accepted as an entry. Be sure to leave an email address so that we can contact you if you do not have a blog. (1 entry) If you are doing any of the below actions to increase your number of entries, please let us know in your comment.

2. In your comment, let me know which Manna Pro product is your favorite (1 entry)

3. Visit The Happy Homesteader on Facebook and tell the Tilly’s Nest sent you.  Remind me in your comment please.  (1 entry)

4. Become a follower of this blog (1 entry).   Current fans will already qualify for this entry, again please remind me in your comment.


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Good luck and thanks for entering!

This contest ends on Tuesday, June, 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm East Coast Time.
Items ship to US address only. One entry per person.