Two straight weekends in Gonzales and then at the Guadalupe County Fair are finally done and we took an evening off to simply enjoy being together and having a nice, leisurely dinner. Gosh, how nice! Don’t get me wrong, we have a lot of fun at these events but it is tiring. Maybe if we were still in our 20s, it’d be different. But we’re not so we’re a little tired. 🙂
Here are some of the things we liked best about the fair, in no particular order (and by no means is this a complete list):
- As usual, there are always a handful of people who pause at the booth and they’ll say, “Oh, I don’t like honey.” Or, “Well, all honey taste the same so I don’t need to try any, thanks.” Or something along those lines. And as always, if we can get them to sample the different honeys, nine out of ten non-honey lovers in up not only liking at least one type of honey, but they’ll also buy something. It’s awesome to turn people onto the yumminess of honey.
- We had plenty of folks return to see us and the bees. One particular family we remember includes three little boys and their grandparents. We recall the boys had a million (literally) questions for us both last year. Great questions about all things bees they’d heard or learned or pondered. They were delightful and they came back. 🙂 We had a great visit again and on the last day, in the last hour, the middle brother came back by with his grandmother. I asked him if he came for just one last taste of honey before we were gone and he enthusiastically nodded so I went through all the different flavors for him. He was sooooo excited and he soooo loves the honey. His grandmother bought him a little jar of Clover and I was so touched by his face lighting up that I just had to give him a little Blueberry to share with his brothers. Well, you would have thought it was Christmas. He LOVES those two flavors but told his grandmother she could get the small jar of one since it wouldn’t cost her much. Is that precious or what?? I am so glad I didn’t miss that moment.
- People of all ages love seeing the bees. Some people come by the booth specifically to see our bees. On the first and last days when we didn’t have the bees with us, the folks were really sad they missed them. We think it’s great people love the bees. The more folks get over their fear of bees and the more we can debunk bee myths (such as “all bees are mean”), the happier we are at the Bee Ranch.