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The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will be sponsoring the Annual Common Ground Country Fair beginning on Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th. One of the most popular events during the fair is the Sheep Dog Demonstrations that will be taking place, daily, three times a day, Friday through Sunday at 10 AM, 12 PM, and 2 PM. David Kennard, Farmer and Fencing Expert will be explaining the importance of herding dogs to sheep farmers. A sheep dog herds and directs a team of ducks during the Sheep Dog Demonstrations at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity. (Photo courtesy of Jean English)
The sheep dog has proven to be invaluable when trying to move or direct sheep or cattle from one location to another. Their ability to quickly learn and understand directions enables these dogs to complete a task in half the time it would take several people. Added with loyality and hard work, you have a welcomed addition to any farm and family. The Common Ground Fair will be located on 294 Crosby Brook Road in Unity. For more information contact 207-568-4142, email: or visit for a full schedule of events.