Sunday, September 6, 2009

Craft Fair Time In The Ozarks

First off, I want to thank everyone for all of the prayers that were said for me during my surgery.  It was a little worse than what the doctor thought but everything is going to be ok.  I feel so much better.  My wonderful office sent me these.  Aren't they gorgeous.  Thank you everyone and also for all of the wonderful food that you brought to the house.  My family appreciated it so much.  They didn't have to cook at all.
My dear daughter and her youngest puppy came to take care of me.  That was so thoughtful of her, considering she lives 4 hours away.  She took off of work 2 days and left her hubby for 3 days to be here.  Thank you Peter for giving her to us for 3 days.  Here is a picture of her youngest along with her feet in the picture.
Now on to the craft fairs.  They have started in our  neck of the woods.    Labor Day always brings the clothesline fair at Prairie Grove Battlefield.  It use to be they had quilts hung on clotheslines and various other crafts displayed very primitively.  Not anymore.  They are now in booths or tents.  I took some pictures of tents but the crafters don't like for you to take too many pictures of their wares for the sake of them being copied.
The Battle of Prairie Grove was fought during the Civil War.  There is a lot of history in the area where we live.  The following pictures are some of the outbuildings and history of the battlefield.  There are a lot of pictures.
This fireplace is in a house called a dogtrot house and the picture right after it is the porch.  Great place to sit with a cool drink and get a nice breeze.
This is the springhouse where the well was.
This tells about the dogtrot house above.
There was a large tractor show with lots of really old tractors.  There were 2 tractors there like the type my dad had when he farmed in Oklahoma.    If my dad would still be living, he would have loved these tractors.  He died at such a young age that he didn't get to enjoy anything later in life.
These are the 2 tractors like my dad had.  He loved those tractors and babied them.  The day they had to be sold was a very sad one for him and the whole family.
Here are some more pictures of very old tractors.  Being a farm girl, all of these just fascinate me.
I hope you enjoyed my little corner of the world and a little bit that is going on this time of year.  Our leaves are beginning to change, even though it is really too early for that.
This  is some kind of a young sapling so that may be why it is changing early but we also have a lot of maples that are beginning to turn.
I hope each and everyone of you have a great holiday tomorrow and a great week.


Kimberly said...

Hi Maxine! What a great post! I read about the dogtrot house... I've never heard that term before, just breezeway! The pics are gorgeous, and I'm so glad you had your wonderful daughter to lend a hand.
Remember that runner with the cherries and baskets that I was working on? (I think it was you who had commented on it...?) All the handwork and quilting are complete and I just need to get the binding on. If you're interested, I can post it with more pictures and measurements...
just say the word my friend!
Happy Labor Day... my kids go back to school on Tuesday!!
Take care, Kimberly

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi, and thanks for visiting me...I just had to stop by your place too:)

I love your daughter's dog, what's his name? He sure is a cutie!

A really nice craft show and I loved the old buildings thanks for anything old:)

I'm a follower now so I won't miss anymore of your great posts!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Maxine, I'm so glad that your surgery is behind you and that you are feeling better! Praise the Lord!

Love all the photos! There are many old log cabins with dogtrots here in the south. The dogtrot's main purpose was to seperate the kitchen from the rest of the house in case of fire, and to also keep the heat of the kitchen from heating up the rest of the house during the summer months. Or those are things I have been told by oldtimers as I was growing up.

Your daughter's dog is so cute!

Hope you have a great week!

cwa said...

Glad to hear that you are doing well following surgery. I enjoyed seeing the photos in this post. I like history. I like old tractors, and I like craft fairs. Truth be told, I love most things about autumn in the Ozarks. Thanks for letting me experience it again through your blog. Blessings to you.

~ Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home said...


Don't know if I've ever said before, but Maxine is Joy's middle name! We call her Joy Max alot...especially her daddy! That was his mother's name and my mama's middle name is Joy.

Anyway, glad your surgery went well. I haven't been over here to visit for awhile. Sorry I missed that before! Glad you had your daughter to help you!

Oh the craft fairs look wonderful and I love that log cabin! I would love to go to a good craft fair!


the primitive country bug said...

Hi Maxine~ So glad to hear that your doing better. How sweet of your daughter to come and stay with you.
The pictures of the fair and the old homesteads are just beautiful!! Oh the simplicity of life back then. Although, I must admit, I do like my modern day conveniences too. :)
Have a great week!
Blessings~ Birgit