It’s the last pie competition of the year. Marie’s on her way up to the Puyallup Fair in Washington with these three beauties. Daughter Niki is also baking madly for the competition. Sadly, I won’t be with them to report personally (for the first time in years). I’m down on the farming writing, and on Friday I fly to Orlando to speak at the Florida Reading Association’s annual conference. I will be receiving fair reports though, and I will post the outcome as soon as I hear. If you’re attending the FRA conference please step up and say hello. I’m looking forward to seeing again, and/or, meeting you.