Haymarket, Farmers’ market

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Saturday, 6 July 2013

Instead of breakfasting at the B&B, we went to the Haymarket area, where we met Marsha, Pam and a couple of other women for the Saturday morning farmers’ market. That’s what they call it anyway, although farmers would be a distinct minority. No matter; it was fun.

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We start with a big truck displaying a sticker: Had enough? Vote Democrat, and then a couple of other stickers that provide ample evidence for a claim that Nebraskaners are hopelessly reactionary, conservative, and ignorant about basic economics.

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The stalls open at 8, and we did the rounds.

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Some very nice rocks here. At perhaps the other extreme was the booth specializing in various goat cheese varieties. Nice.

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At the end of what was the old train station, we find a really nice ceramic mural. Marsha and Jacky standing here enjoying the little square.

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We find a string quartet, putting in their hours, the infinite time needed to become pros. There was a flautist over in another area.

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Don’t they say you need to do 10 000 hours of practice (not just repetition) to become world-class? Makayla Urbauer, above, had already put in several thousand of the necessary hours.

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