This past weekend was a blur of fun, food, friends, fair, and fine arts and crafts! And studying. I can’t forget studying, but that didn’t fit in my alliteration!
First of all, I had a checkup on my chest. Blair went with me and was so good. We were having a tea party in the waiting room when they called me back. My incision is healing nicely, and the reports all came back good! The doctor gave me what is apparently gold in a bottle to put on my scar to help it heal and protect it from the sun. When he did my surgery a month ago, we talked about farming and such, and he mentioned that he loved free range eggs. So I took him some this time. He really liked that. I don’t think it helped my account balance at all (that was really not my purpose, but see above about the gold in a bottle!), but maybe he’ll remember me if I ever
need want fun plastic surgery!
Saturday was a full day! Nicole and I picked mom up and went to Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival. Mom and I had been there in the spring and the spoon man was not there! We were so disappointed, but he promised me he’d be there in the fall, so off we went!
I have blogged about my wooden spoons a few times now. I just love them. My favorite spoons are all from Sis & D’s, the folks who have the booth at Mossy Creek. Mr. Sis & D (Doug) was there this year with all of his beautifully handmade spoons.
There are many spoons he sells that he knows exactly where the wood came from. It’s neat to hear his stories – and to see his variety of spoons.
I love the yellow ones!
The whole time we were there, people were crowded around his booth making selections (it took me forever to pick out my spoons!), and I’m pretty sure that we made a few sales for him as people overheard us talking about our favorites! (And I’m not getting a thing for writing this!)
Mr. Sis & D says that his bestselling spoon is a straight edged cooking spoon – or what we call the meat spoon! It’s great for browning ground beef or sausage because you can chop with the straight edge, but then you can use the spoon part to serve it or stir the spaghetti or whatever!
I bought two slotted spoons, a regular spoon, and a small meat spoon. My meat spoon is really large, and I thought I would like a smaller one better. I just love the Osage Orange wood he used for the slotted spoon. The other slotted spoon is pecan. My meat spoon is oak and the regular one is plum! It’s really pretty too.
All of the spoons have the type of wood from which they’re made burned into the handle, along with a price code. There is a price code key on the booth table. The spoons vary in price by size, wood, etc.
This is the best part! I bought four spoons to give away! I just wanted to do a fun giveaway of something I like! This is no Pioneer Woman camera or mixer giveaway, but these spoons are nice! (Plus I’m not big time like PW!) It makes me smile every time someone tells me they read Across the Branch, and I want to say thanks!
For the giveaway, I bought a meat spoon, regular spoon, slotted spoon, and a scraper. These are the four spoons I use the most – along with my spatula, but those were a bit more expensive! I’m going to give two readers each two spoons. See below for how to enter the giveaway!
After leaving Mossy Creek we took a short break at mom’s and then went right on to the Georgia National Fair! Yay! I grew up going to the fair, so I look forward to it (and the food) every year. And Molly escorted us right into a livestock parking lot, so we got a great spot to park! (Thanks, Josh, for having pigs!) The first thing I did? Ate a gyro. Yum! And I ate a cinnamon roll. And a corn dog later. I was bad!
We saw the hypnotist show, which was hysterical as always. I could just about go every day to the fair to just watch that show! I also love to look at the photography entries. We walked around for a bit until the Miranda Lambert, Josh Kelly, Eric Church concert started at 7:30. It was pretty good. I was disappointed in that I couldn’t hear very well (as in bad acoustics or something), but it was fun regardless. On the way home, Nicole and I were both SO sleepy, so we sang to really loud old music all the way!
Don’t forget the spoons!
Three ways to enter the giveaway:
- Comment on this post and tell me which spoon you would use most! You can look on here on Sis & D’s website for more designs.
- Be a blog follower of Across the Branch, and leave me another comment to tell me.
- Post about my giveaway on your blog or facebook (or both, but only one entry please), and leave me another comment to tell me that too!
Each of the three ways to enter needs to have its own separate comment so they will be counted – and that’s a max of 3 per person! I will need an email address to contact you, so if it’s not associated with your blogger account, leave that for me too! The giveaway ends on October 31, 2010. I will announce the winner the following week!
Also check out my aunt’s blog to enter her giveaway!