Visit Mongolia At The Old Dairy In Bath County

Warm Springs, VA – A program at the Old Dairy in Warm Springs on Tuesday evening will take you all the way to Mongolia. Bath resident Michael Blakely, an international fly fishing guide and expedition leader, will share his experiences in one of the most ancient cultures left on earth. Mary Hodges, the Executive Director of the Virginia Hot Springs Preservation Trust, coordinated the program.

“He’s going to share a slide presentation of his last three seasons exploring and guiding the rivers of Mongolia,” says Hodges. “There’s superb photography. And Michael has an intimate knowledge of the Mongolian people. He’ll introduce you to a massive, very picturesque landscape. That evening we will learn about the rare and indigenous species of the Mongolian rivers. They have one of the largest trout in natural history there. And we’ll also get to know some of the gracious and hospitable Mongolians and learn how they live and the strange foods that they eat.”

Michael Blakely’s program is Tuesday evening March 13 at 7 at the Old Dairy in Warm Springs. Admission is free and popcorn and drinks will be provided.

And an event that takes us a step closer to summertime is scheduled for later this month at the Old Dairy. It’s the first organizational get together for the 2012 Bath Farmer’s Market.

“The Bath County Farmer’s Market is gearing up for its new season,” says Hodges. “So we will have a potluck for vendors and volunteers alike on March 27 at 6pm in the Holstein Barn here in the Old Dairy complex. If you have any interest in participating in the market this summer, I encourage you to come. We’ll have a wonderful evening together of fellowship, but we’ll also learn some new things and what the market is going to do this summer.”

For more information on either of these events, contact Mary Hodges at 540-839-2407. Or you may email her at

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Heather Niday

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