Friday, November 25, 2011

Bates Nut Farm

Bates Nut Farm has an annual Craft Fair over the Thanksgiving weekend. They have a store where you can buy just about every kind of candy, nuts and dried fruit, as well as snacks, gifts and gift packs and baskets. Lovely place to browse. Of course the Christmas theme was in and you can get all kinds of novelties and decorations.

The craft stalls are set up on the property outside. There was everything on sale. We enjoyed browsing through the stall for a couple of hours, oohing and aahing over the hand made jewellery, photographs, paintings, home made soap, sculptures and a lot more beautifully made items. Of couse we did not buy anything that was not edible, being that we do not have place for anything more!

After we left the farm, we went to take a look at Woods Valley Campground. This is a Passport America campground. It looks like quite a nice place. Larger RVs are usually accommodated in a flat area near the pond, although we did some fifth wheels up the hill. There were several full time campers there. The park is situated in a typical southern California valley. There is no cell service and not cable TV. Satellite will depend on your site. It is quite heavily treed.

Here are some pictures of our day.

Forward unto the breach, dear friends. V strides toward the booths

Santa loading the train

Such determination to find the next bargain. Our dearest American Mom, V.

Sculptures using stones and wire

Santa's train

Patient co-shopper

This little doggie reminded us so much of our Mischief

Ranch bordering Bates Nut Farm.