The sky was sapphire blue with a few high clouds, the breeze was gentle from the NW and Settler’s Park was bursting with kids, dogs, people with ice cream and funnel cakes, great Christian music being performed live and about 80 vendors participating in the Parktacular Tradeshow. Attendance far exceeded what the organizer KTSY 89.9 Christian radio station had expected so it was a busy place the whole afternoon and evening.
57 Artifacts was there too! It was the maiden voyage of our table top fountains. The one solar powered fountain, Siesta that we took with us did a great job and trickled its little heart out. We’re anxious for our next order of solar pumps to come in they are slightly stronger and will give us more design options. It has been quite an experiment in sizing the pumps, determining optimum drain hole sizes/locations and overall design configuration for these fountains. It took a fair amount of trial and error and a number of instances of getting soaked or sprayed in the face to achieve success!!!!! Qaplá! (Klingon for “success” for you non-Trekkies ) 57 Artifacts’ lighthouses and garden luminaries also made their debut and were well received.
Needless to say we were all tired and declared that Monday would be a family holiday! Now we are regrouping for new adventures – a 57 Artifacts Garage Sale at the end of the month, some farmer’s market dates and other festivals leading up to the Holiday Bazaar season (as in market or shopping) and two large Christmas shows in late November and early December.