Category Archives: Maine

My Visit to the Common Ground Fair in Unity Maine by Barbara Dexter

A pyramid made from bike tire wheels near the entrance.
The sheep that will produce the fleece for my knitting.
More sheep.
Isn’t he pretty. He’s just posing for his photo. Hopefully I will get some yarn from his wool.
I enjoyed a lovely hay ride with this beautiful team.
Just don’t feed me carrots-I spit.
The puppeteer. All hand made puppets.


Check out this hubbard squash. There is enough flesh on this one enjoy for several meals.



What would a parade be without a little musical accompaniment.

The parade of vegetables complete with a minstrel.20140920_153340 20140920_153335

I enjoyed myself. I met many nice people while freezing in the long line for hot coffee.   Apparently coffee is all about the add-ons and the extra long preparation time.  I felt like I was in a line at Starbucks.

My highlights are meeting the sheep, llamas and alpacas. Of course I had to meet the angora bunnies as well. It was all I could do not to take one of those little cuties home with me.

The parade of vegetables was a special end to a long day outside in the cold wind.

My Trip to Maine by Barbara Dexter

My Trip to Maine by Barbara Dexter

Well here I am hours on the road, driving and seeing nothing but pine trees. I have reached the end of the world. The cell phone has no signal, there is no internet service (well unless you drive back into civilization). I chose to do just that so I could post this to my readers.  It is very cool during the day and first thing in the morning and just before dinner the black flies emerge. I am trying a new patch to ward off the black flies. I don’t know if it works. I know what definately works to ward them off is snow. Yes, I mentioned the four letter word S.N.O.W. I have arrived at prime apple picking time. The old trees in the orchard are loaded with them.

The country can be very rugged at times. You’ll notice some pictures of the path through the forest. I had a lovely hike over twigs, stumps, and roots some covered or partially covered by leaves. There was an old stream bed that was nice to walk in, because it was clear.

There are fabulous country views along the back country roads of RT 154 and 152. As well as a dose of civilization with a country church, grange hall, and a public library that was built in the 1800’s. The calico cat is my companion while at the library. He is such a friendly fellow.

Harvest time is a great time to enjoy the back country of Maine. It is both scenic and welcoming. Where else can you enjoy fresh produce while sipping on some Boone’s Farm Wine? 20140917_14122720140918_15143320140918_15273820140918_15274020140918_15344020140918_15383220140918_15404320140919_11535720140919_11540420140919_11541520140919_12065320140919_12353420140919_12380920140919_12355620140919_12361420140919_12402920140919_12410720140919_12461320140919_12462020140919_12463820140919_12363820140919_121048