I will start training again.
October 1st. That is my GO date to start (re)building some base for my IMMT training. Until then, here is a sampler of my weekend:
Common Ground Fair
I went to the Common Ground Fair this weekend with every intention of making it an entire post. The fair is really fun, diverse, and unique. It draws Maine entrepreneurs along with Maine artists, artisans, farmers, and food all produced in Maine.
The other neat thing is that the food vendors there are required to use organic, Maine-grown foods when available. So the lemons for the lemon-aid I got were obviously not from Maine, but the honey in that lemon-aid was.
Anyway, the food at this fair is notoriously good.
I brought my camera with every intention of taking lots of pictures of all of my favorite things at the fair. Things like: the amazing goods produced by the Maine Indian Basket Makers Alliance, the Farmer’s Market, the working dog demonstrations, the Maine Marketplace, and so much more.
I was ready to take all kinds of pictures for my blog to share with everyone.
Then I found the sausage.
Let me present you with my only two fair pictures of the day:
SO…you will have to trust me that there was also about 25 healthy vegetarian options at the food court. And that there was more at the Common Ground Fair than Maine made and grown sausage and peppers.
You didn’t think I could make it through a post with out at least 1 Porter picture, did you?
He is getting so grown up. Here he is in a sit stay:
He is learning so fast and is so sweet and smart! I think he is going to be a most excellent Therapy Dog (working with me visiting sick children and adults) when he grows up.
Well, I completely ignored my garden this year. It was to the point I was a little embarrassed when people wanted to go look at it because it was so overgrown with weeds. Before I started training for Ironman, I had a fabulously well tended and planned garden. This year I just threw a bunch of stuff in the ground and let it fend for itself, all Darwin-like.
So I went outside today with fairly low expectations for getting much from the garden. I came back with quite a bit more than I expected.
I had another load about this size of squash.
Something kind of funny happened with the squash – I planted butternut and spaghetti squash, and a few of them fruited as a hybrid of the two. I can’t wait to try them out.
I LOVE growing garlic.
Email me (manfarr1974(at)yahoo(dot)com) if anyone wants me to send you some to try and plant (you plant these in the fall), mine is more of a cold hearty type, so if you are in a warmer place you are welcome to give it a go, I just don’t know what it will do.
I LITERALLY had to pick through the weeds to get these onions. I think I counted 40?
That photo is only a handful out of the bucket of carrots I picked.
Anyway, I just think they are fun, and when John’s niece’s and nephews come and pull carrots, they have fun not knowing what color they are going to get.
I would love some suggestions as ways to prepare these carrots because there are so many of them I am just not sure what to do with them all right now.
Anyway, that is all I have for now, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!