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Did They Play Woodstock? They Did Today

The Woodstock Fair in Woodstock, CT has been a Labor Day weekend tradition for 158 years.

What’s great about this fair from others is that it’s not too big and it’s not too small.  It’s just right.

As with just about any kind of fair or festival, you can eat your way through.  Just about any kind of food imaginable is available, from fried dough to bacon on a stick (yes, there is such a thing) to fried frog legs (again, yes, there is such a thing).

Like rides?  The Woodstock Fair has them.

Like animals, big and small?  Plenty.

Gigantic pumpkins and squash?  Yup.

Entertainment consisting of bands you knew existed but you haven’t heard of since the sixties?  The Woodstock Fair has them too.  Today it was The Cowsills and The Lovin’ Spoonful.  Fun fact:  The Cowsills are from Rhode Island and the song they opened with today (“I Love The Flower Girl”) was in the movie “Dumb and Dumber”.  I don’t know if The Cowsills ever played at Woodstock, NY in 1969 but today they played at Woodstock, CT in 2018.

The great pumpkin.  Or is this a squash?



This calf was born just this morning.  As we watched her, she struggled to get her bearings and stand.  But she finally did and her mother was just so proud!  Then she was off and running!




fuzzy bunnies galore




I'm a writer. I'm also a wife and a parent who works too much and lives too little. In addition to writing I also love to read, listen to music, travel, cook, I enjoy looking for bargains at flea markets or thrift stores, Christmas, football and of course writing! How did I come up with the title of my blog? Two things: 1. I live in New England (duh) and 2. Canadian singer Alan Frew once arrogantly told me to "get a New England life"--again--DUH! I already HAVE one!