Today my passes/wristbands for the Mother Earth News Fair in Topeka, Kansas on October 13th and 14th arrived! Beyond excited! Sixteen days and a four hours drive away! There are many amazing speakers on the Mother Earth News roster and two that I am especially excited about - Temple Grandin and Leo Sharaskin! Little background - years ago, before owning cattle, we heard about Temple Grandin and her amazing low stress ways to handle cattle. We bought her book, "Humane Livestock Handling," and watched the show based on her life. Temple Grandin's methods are revolutionary and make working with cattle so much easier because we work "with" the cows not "against" them. Highly recommend both the book and the movie - I will be giving a more in-depth review on the book and posting in the 'Book Review' page down the road. Equally excited about Leo Sharaskin, editor of "Keeping Bees with a Smile." Which is one of my top beekeeping books and has changed how we at Honey Milk Farms will be raising our bees. Also a book I highly recommend and will be reviewing in depth at a later date.