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Local craft fair better than I thought!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Venders at these fairs often are helping others.

I chatted with several venders. They were not busy and were very willing to chat. One woman had beaded necklaces. I have all but stopped wearing jewelry. She mentione dthey were made of paper. But they looked like stone beads! I liked that they were light. Real stone neclaces are lovely but heavy. Then she said she got the beads from Uganda--- women there made the beads ! She won a trip to Uganda and saw their dire poverty. She tried to figure out how she could help them. So she buys their beads, makes necklaces, sells them, and sends them the profits. Well I now own one of her necklaces.

We got a jar of honey. The jars are filled by people needing job experience. I did not get the whole story. I had already decided buy the honey. DH was with me and he used to have bees.

A large photo of a wolf caught me eye. How was this taken? Wolves are dangerous. I asked if he used a long lens. He said no, the wolf was about 8 feet away from him. He had another photo . So the two mates were in these photos! Huh? Did the guy sit in the wood s for months waiting to get these photos????? He said there is a nature preserve in NJ. Lakota Nature Preserve for wolves. There is a big fence around it. For a rather large fee you can visit and the owner with open part of the fence so a photographer can get a good photo. And the wolves will come up to the owner because he hand feeds them daily. It is 20 acres of woods so the owner spend lots of time walking the land, even in winter.

Well, I had my husband in his motorized wheelchair come over to take a look. Of course he wanted a photo. My wallet is a bit lighter right now!

chris
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/13/2014 2:17PM

    craft fairs can be expensive, i know this for sure. emoticon

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MPETERSON2311 5/12/2014 12:50PM

    Oh wow, the wolf pic story kind of blows my mind. He was lucky!

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FROSTY99 5/11/2014 7:56PM

    Glad you & DH were able to get out and have a "fun" day. Nice to do something different.

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LIS193 5/11/2014 12:34PM

    Sounds like a lovely day out for you and your DH.

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HELEN_BRU 5/11/2014 11:44AM

    Oh, Chris, what a lovely blog - both stories. So enjoyed reading such unfitting experiences. Happy Mother's Day, if it applies!!

Hugs,
Helen

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/11/2014 10:14AM

    at least he didnīt want to take the photo himself,lol.sounds like you had a great time.i would love to see the beaded necklace.we plan on making paper beads this year to make presant for the end of school year as a thank you to them.it is always good to get new ideas. emoticon

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BRANDI1809 5/11/2014 9:10AM

    How lovely to get the backgrounds to all your purchases, it makes buying things so much more interesting.

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MBPP50 5/11/2014 8:47AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing. I love the lady that sells the necklaces. What a wonderful way to give back. Have a great day. emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 5/11/2014 6:22AM

    Glad you had a good day

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NASFKAB 5/10/2014 10:58PM

  interesting

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DONNABRIGHT 5/10/2014 10:29PM

    Sounds like a nice day!

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