Thursday, September 11, 2014

National Heirloom Expo 2014

My Mom and I decided to take a trip over to the National Heirloom Exposition on Wednesday. We didn't get to go last year, as I was not doing well at the time, so we couldn't wait till it was time again this year. 
I took a lot if pictures. It was a hot sunny day, and none of the buildings are air conditioned, but all us sweaty people still had fun. 

 This was the biggest one if the bunch.

 I really liked these vests. They looked toasty warm. Winter will be here before we know it.

A pretty print from Wild Boar Farm. 

Nice big canning tomatoes from Wild Boar Farm. 

 We have these plants growing all over the place. I used to hate them, till I found out they are medicinal, and great for feeding to the animals.

 I always thought this plant was called wild Mustard.

And of coarse we have lots of these in our pasture. The goats love to eat the dried up sticker heads, while I cringe. 

 Lots of everything to look at. Tomatoes, apples, pears, gourds, and more gourds, watermelons, and squash, and more squash......

 My Mom really liked these, and wanted me to take pictures. It seems to me like it would be such a waste of work, when it rots in a few days. But still pretty to look at.

Now this was the picture/ drawing/ painting (not sure) that I really liked. 
I tried to get artists names in the pictures, but they didn't show up. 

 My Mom liked this one.

 These were cute. I remembered the one was called Squash Miners, and found a link to for it. Its by Judy Robinson-Cox.

 And these little gourd houses were adorable.

This was made by some school kids. 

Mushrooms growing out of jars. Pretty cool. I can see it now. The new wedding bouquet. It will be all the rage. Hahaha 

 Jacobs Sheep pelt.

 I wanted one of  these plants, but I don't think I could have carried it back to the car in one piece.

 These people had some giant dahlias, but there were to many people around to get a picture of the really big ones.

 Glamping with bee! A display put on by the beekeepers association. It was full of bee info, and of course bees.

 This little piggy stayed home. It was delicious!

 A real sweet Shetland Sheep.

 Recognize the guy in the green shoes. Its Doctor Mercola.

Time to head home.

Through the creepy trees we go.

I think this is my longest post yet, so If you made it to the end congratulations!



Harry Flashman said...

I wonder what happens to all those vegetables after the show? I hope they don't just throw them out.

I'm surprised you live around mountains. I had it in my mind somehow that you lived in the Great Plains. (Don't say where you really live though!)

I liked your pictures. Reminded me of the big North Georgia fair in Towns County, here. In August the fair looks a lot like what you were seeing. We used to go every year when the kids were home. Don't go much anymore though.

An At Home Daughter said...

Hey Harry,
All the the squash in the big tower display get moved around to different shows. The guy makes that same tower all over the place. I'm sure all the other squash and gourds and stuff go back to the farms they came from. I saw a lot of tomatoes that were starting to rot. Maybe they will be composted.

I don't live around the mountains. I sure wish I did. Its always nice to take a trip around the mountains. The weather is much nicer over there. We live in dry old flatland, but lucky to have irrigation water.
My parents want our location kept private for safety. I've never been sure of what state you live in, now I know.

Kara said...

Wow! That looks pretty amazing! I did make it all the way to the end and thoroughly enjoyed every single picture. Thanks for sharing, Kimberley! :)

Jonathan H said...

Quite a neat variety of produce and animals. When I saw the title, I assumed it would be produce only and was pleasantly surprised. I challenge you to say "Sweet Shetland Sheep" 3 times fast!

An At Home Daughter said...

Kara ~ Congratulations!

An At Home Daughter said...

Jonathan H.~ Sweet Shetland Sheep, Sweet Shetland Sheep, Sweet Shetland Sheep. You didn't hear me get tongue twisted did you? ; )

Kristin said...

What an amazing trip! I need one of those vests (and at least one of each of those tomatoes).