This week I was down with the flu. I guess I kind of knew that it would only be a matter of time. It seems so inevitable working among ill patients. I’ve spent the greater part of the past 2 weeks in bed. At first, lying there wishing that this would all just go away and then simply too weak to care for the chickens, the dog and even the family. Still now as I type this I still feel weak. Yet, time is marching on, the first few signs of spring are arriving and I’ve got some exciting happenings.
Wow! All of a sudden it’s mid- May and I find myself having returned home from a whirlwind of adventures and spring travels. I’ve missed you so. From Orlando,where we last left off- I hopped straight on a plane to the Country Living Fair in Nashville. I wanted to share with you some of the amazing highlights of my time on the road.
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.
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”.
Outside, Community Chickens sponsored a local poultry show. It was early and many of the cages were still vacant.
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.
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