This was my second year going to the Michigan Fiber Fest and The Chicken Legs first and boy did we have a blast!! I’m still trying to sort myself out after all the riotous fun so I’ll be posting about my trip bit by bit. :)
We left Tuesday afternoon and the first big decision was where to put the tent. I, being the Mistress of Indecision, drove around the fair THREE times before settling on a spot. By my third lap I bet people were wondering who the crazy person in the Subaru was, arguing with a pair of Chicken Legs. They said to just drop it anywhere! I did make a mistake though. Since I was setting up the tent in the evening I missed the fact that the trees to the east wouldn’t create much of a shadow for me until about 6 pm or so. Yup, I managed to put my tent in full sun for most of the day. Sigh.
It was quite toasty at lunch time. But I must say the Coleman 5 day cooler I got (you can see it to the left of The Chicken Legs in the bottom picture under the tent “screen room”) that was in full sun for much of the day that I lamely attempted to cover with whatever was handy to keep the sun off of it – see the orange chair bag on top worked very well and I still had large chunks of block ice (floating in a ton of cold water) on Sunday when I emptied it out at home.
Thought the tent heated up like an oven and I had to find shade to eat my lunch, the sun was good because I also brought a home-made solar cooker with me. I cooked hot dogs for lunch one day. I put them in right after breakfast and they were done by lunch. It was very nice to come back to a warm meal all done! And heated water from about 12-6 for tea. It worked amazingly well. In fact I’d love to use it at home but we only have about a 4 x 4 foot square of sunshine that moves across our backyard…oh well.
I took 3 classes, 2 on glass bead making and one on Spinning Bunny. Yum! I love angora! I’ll put pictures up for that tomorrow. :)