Summertime and the living is easy. I'm introducing or should I say, bringing back an old line. Country Fair. When I ponder thoughts of summer along comes fairs and wildflowers, floppy hats, and maybe even that halter dress. Love that dress! Only a few more left at the shop.
Back to "Country Fair". DId you know in the olden day's folks would travel near and far to attend a country fair? They would have fox hunts, and contests, and children's activities, games, and other fair-minded goings on. No pun intended.
A few years ago I applied for a tour guide at this Missouri museum. I briefly looked at the handbook and discovered many interesting history tidbits while reading the three-inch-thick manual. One of the things that stood out was the chapter containing information about the old Watkins Fair. Thousand would attend this event, and it went on for many days. The men would enjoy a Fox hunt, while the ladies chatted and went over their prized cherry pie receipts. Even pie tasting contests were a part of this week-long summer extravaganza. If you've ever been to Watkins Mill State Park then you know how it's located deep in the Missouri woods. A winding tree line the old country road along with railroad bridges and quaint country schools and churches.
Needless to say, I changed my mind about the job, but I sometimes wish I'd learned more and done a tour for a group of nice tourists.
Soap making changed my life.
In a most rewarding way.
Country Fair mimics old-fashioned summer goodness. Soaps wrapped in colorful papers, fruit-based flavors, and simple back to basic ideas. The theme is arranged and ready to share with both new and old customers.
Freshly picked wildflowers and handmade goods that focus on "Summertime and the living is easy."
Keep the faith.