Sometimes when we’re at events, I see something that makes me stop and think, “Hmmm….that’s interesting, maybe I should get my camera out…” But because I get busy with customers or I’m too tired during a lull, I don’t do it. Well, we saw a lot of interesting things today but this pretty much made the top of the list. It took me 10 seconds to get the camera out and snap a shot. Is he a riot or what? There were many pooches out today with their owners down on the square as everyone came out to celebrate Earth Day and to do a little shopping with the vendors there.
It was hot and humid and a rough week for us. It just seemed like there were lots of little things working against us, which is really unusual since the three of us have gotten our routine down pretty well. For one thing, there was no observation hive today, which disappointed a few loyal customers and visitors. Mark had gone to get some bees for the event and the queen dropped to the ground and within seconds, simply took flight. 😦 We’re hoping she came back but we’ll have to chat. He said it’s happened twice in his thirty years of keeping bees. Then we did something wrong with our double booth tent and it was pretty much shot after thirty minutes of struggling with it. Two very nice gentlemen tried to help us but to no avail. That thing would not snap into place and I think we ended up bending the frame a bit in two areas. We’re hoping we can contact the company and see about fixing it. The great thing about working as a team, however, is that one of you almost always has a good plan B and so we did without a canopy for a while and when Mark came back with the single canopy, we set it up just in case the sun came out, which it did and it got up to 93 degrees so we were glad for coverage.
So why did Mark leave after we dumped our things? We needed more bills. And guess what? The credit union actually “ran out” of one dollar bills…REALLY!! At like 8:45a on a Saturday. Can that happen? It did. But somehow we managed to get through the event with what we had, thank God. Poor Mark also had to get more sample spoons since we had very few on hand, this after I packed things the night before and could have sworn we had plenty packed. I don’t know what happened!! I also didn’t pack other things I always pack. Oh, and the jar we use for honey dipper displays fell and broke. A cool and antique-y pale blue jar. Sigh. See what I mean? Weird things. But you know what? We sure managed with what we had and we managed together. And we still met awesome people, laughed a lot and sold a decent amount of honey.
Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by our booth. We sure appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing you again at our Open House #2 after the upcoming harvest. You all really make this worthwhile!