Cover photo: This piggy went to market. A one-week old piglet caught the attention of many. He was weaker than the rest of the litter and has been bottle-fed with cows milk to help it gain strength.
Tamara Hynd photos
The seventh annual Fall Fair was overflowing with a healthy harvest under sunny skies at the Cottonwood Falls Park Saturday. Among the contestants, Jessica Piccinin of Root and Vine Acres in Creston won the blue ribbon for the best veggie and fruit basket and Au Soleil Levant and Mudita’s shared first place for their bread. The agricultural fair is an opportunity to highlight the best locally grown fruits and vegetables, home preserves, home-baked pies and flowers.
Below: Henry Martyn fashions leather into belts, purses, wallets and key cases. While he had the shop Foxglove years ago, he now crafts his work in a corner of his living room. A friend makes the stone belt buckles and he recycles buckles from old belts found in thrift stores.
Below: Artisanal bowl turner Gary McCandlish of Balfour with his wooden bowls made of birch, box elm, maple, acacia, cherry and oak, which is the heaviest wood he deals with.
Below: Intact birch bark adorned flower arrangements by Cinderella. Close inspection and a discussion with the creator revealed she was able to slide the bark off the decayed tree without slicing the bark vertically.