We took off for the Missouri State Fair grounds last Wednesday. Our little Casita was so enjoyable for the 5 days we spent there. Of course at times it was dwarfed among the rather large RVs close by.
I ran the boutique every day and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with all the blacksmiths. At times my blacksmith (in the gray shirt) gave me a helping hand.
This impressive sign stood guard next to the boutique.
At the FFA building, baskets were being woven.
A broom class was also going on.
On two of the nights an impromptu meal was put together. Here Ken grills his homemade venison brats and hot dogs.
The blacksmiths enjoy the brats, hot dogs, Phil's awesome baked beans, and my turnip kraut with potatoes. I would bet this becomes a tradition from now on. Oh, I almost forgot, Karen's cookies and Don's pecan tarts rounded out the meal.
The conference would not be the same if Roger didn't come. He's always riding his bike around. You could say he wears many different hats. . . .
. . . . and outfits too.
My blacksmith was totally surprised when he was awarded a Life Membership. He was one of the original founding members back in 1984.
And look what I came home with! Farm fresh eggs. There are even two green ones! Thanks Margie!!