#29 – Go to a country fair

This one went on the list specifically as something to do with Liz and Ty.  Unfortunately we weren’t able to make it up for their favourite local fairs, but when we discovered there was the annual Kingston Sheepdog Trials the same weekend we were going up, we figured we would make it count.

We made a pit stop on the way to Kingston at Wendy’s Country Market, an awesome market filled with local goodies.  Our intention was to grab a quick bite from the food truck and some honey, but when we arrived, Adam realized we had punctured a tire on the way over, and it was completely flat, as was his spare.  Leigha, Wendy’s daughter, drove up to her grandfather’s farm to see if they had something to help us get to the closest Canadian Tire.  After a bit, our rescuer came down the hill on a giant orange tractor and got us filled up.

While not a country fair, we are including our pit stop in this one as we had a great time at Wendy’s; visiting with Leigha’s pig Duchess, her chickens and rabbits; sampling and consuming some seriously delicious ice cream and enjoying the sun.  We also really appreciate Leigha and her grandfather for helping us out!

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Once we were back on the road, we headed to the sheepdog trials.  Elizabeth and Jennie (the ultimate judges of whether it was a true country fair), deemed it so.  “You know you are at a country fair when you step out of your car into sheep dung.”

We did come in right at the end due to our tire adventures, so we missed some of the demonstrations (including sheep shearing, weaving, etc), but we did catch a couple sheepdog trials (complete with snarky commentator).

Overall, a great afternoon in the country!

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Details; Wendy’s Country Market is in Lyndhurst.  They have fresh fruit and veggies, preserves, cheeses, meats and prepared meals, as well as the food truck and ice cream.  More details can be found here.

Information about Kingston’s Sheepdog Trials can be found here.

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