It is one of my favorite times of the year. Just like visiting an old friend. The exhibits, animals, events, smells, and the food. Each fair unique to their own community. This week started the kick off of fair time. Nothing can get more American than this. A time of year to celebrate our roots and heritage. Each year I have grand plans of entering one of the exhibits. I guess I still have time since there are many more to come. If you have never been to one, please take time to do so. It really is a one of a kind experience. As we were leaving, a couple stopped me in the parking lot and asked me what kind of fair this was. I explained and encouraged them to check it out. They clearly were not locals. In fact they were all the way from South Africa. I hope they enjoyed their time and learned a little about Pennsylvania farm life.
Well, I finally put most of the finishing touches on Saywer’s room. I am still searching for some accents for above her crib. That gives me a reason to thrift. She is now sleeping in her own room and doing quite well. While planning this room I really thought she was a he and went with a vintage woodland nursery with the option to make it girly. I made two quilts using the Organic Birch Fort Firefly series by Teagan White. The more boyish one is up for sale on the Shingled Barn. (See above tab) Each of the girls nurseries were different with different bedding. I really like to make their rooms unique for each of them. I can’t wait to see more of Sawyer’s personality and to see how she fits into this family. She really is a happy baby and I think this theme fits her well. She loves to be outside and is her happiest when outdoors. So lets take a walk through her room.
Most of the items were things I had. The wardrobe cabinet was found on a vintage yardsale page I belong to. A posting on how I distressed it will be coming soon. She also loves her hippie mobile which I made from fabric scraps, feathers, beads, and twine attached to an embroidery hoop. The side table next to the chair was my grandfathers suitcase he used in WWII and it sits on top of a vintage camp stool. It was so fun collecting attic pieces along with thrifted finds to make her room a special place that can grow with her through the years.
It has been full of life around here. Crazy busy with garden and farm work with a splash of fun. We spent our 4th of July celebrating simply with family, food, and fireworks. We visited the place we keep our piggies and all declared how big they are getting.
In the evenings we all grab a container and head to the berry bushes. We rotate between the blueberries and raspberries. The garden is coming along slowly. Nothing is ready for harvesting yet but I did pick up some fresh produce from a farm down the road. I have been hungry for zucchini bread. Grace and I experimented with a recipe I had and made it gluten free. It was perfect and not to sweet either.
Gluten Free Zucchini Carrot Bread
1/2 c coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. raw sugar
2 c. grated zucchini
1 large carrot grated
2 c. GF oat flour
1/2 c. brown rice flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
Oil bread pan with more coconut oil, preheat oven to 350. Beat eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, until light and thick. Add dry ingredients and fold in the zucchini and carrot. Bake for one hour and 15 minutes.
Slice and top with raw honey and fresh blueberries.