SHELBURNE FALLS FARMERS MARKET-THE GRANGE FAIR-MORTICIA AND THE CHICKS

23 04 2014

Hello.

Shelburne Falls Farmers Market I will be at the farmers market this year starting on May 30th.  It’s a great farmers market with very interesting veggies, all sorts of local crafts.  I am looking forward to spending Friday afternoons there.

  THE GRANGE FAIR

I found this little gem on Amazon Prime one night when I couldn’t sleep . It’s about a Pennsylvania Grange Fair thats been in existence since the late 1800’s.  It is probably the only tent fair left in the world.  Some tent spots have been in families for 6 generations.  Families come with beds, refrigeraters, stoves and everything they need for the days of the fair. It’s a agricultural fair with everything from plants to cows.  There are prizes for the best canned veggies and fruits, the best pies and crafts and there is a coveted price for the best decorated tent.  There are many things to entertain everyone from young to old.  Carnaval rides and dances.  It sounds like a wonderful time.  Things like these are little gems and I am so glad that people are keeping it going.

A CUP OF TEA

Its turned damp this afternoon and I have settled myself down in front of the computer with a cuppa

MY FAVORITE CUP AND SAUCER.  ROSE CHINTZ BY jOHNSON BROTHERS

MY FAVORITE CUP AND SAUCER. ROSE CHINTZ BY jOHNSON BROTHERS

. I remember my first cup of tea.  I was visiting my Aunt Eva , was about 8 or 9 and she asked me if I wanted a cup of tea.  SHe brought out a cup and saucer and poured some tea from a tea pot.   I added a little sugar and just loved it and have been a tea drinker since then.  Over twenty years ago I discovered Lyons brand and only drink that. I haven’t found another tea that can compare to its deep rich taste.

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 When I am visiting Ireland my suitcase is loaded with Lyons tea on my return.  It keeps well stored in tins.

Morticia and the Chicks

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They are changing every day.  Peepers the first hatched has some little wing feathers.  

 

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They follow Mama around and watch as she teaches them lessons.    I could sit and watch them all day.

Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a lovely day.   Carole


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23 04 2014
Mary Jane

Carol, My supermarket now carries PG Tips tea, from England. It’s from England, and just as good as my favorite, Yorkshire Gold. Now that I can’t carry a bunch of boxes of tea home with me, it is nice to have one good English tea I can get locally. If you see it, you might want to try it!

23 04 2014
wspines

Very good to know Mary Jane. I missed you at the sping meeting. Hope to see you at the Summer hook-in. Thanks for the ifo and I will look for it.

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