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Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Fair Day

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We went to the County Fair on Friday. This is a real County Fair....no rides, no hawkers, no prizes to win but ribbons. There were dahlias the size of the sun, pies and cakes that smelled yummy, elephant ears to nibble on and quilts that were beautiful beyond description. We were able to watch the goat competitions....we saw the "Old Lady" group; those 5 years and older and then the 2 to 5 year old group. Who knew that udder size and teet placement were crucial to good goat milk? I didn't.

Remember those lambs the kids across the street were raising? Well here they are, all grown up and weighing in at 125#, 121# and 118#. They all sold for $3.35/pound. The money made brought tears of sadness and joy; sad because the lambs had been loved and joy because the money made will go towards next years project....pigs.

 






10 comments:

kenju said...

I went to a fair like that in northern WV a few years back and it was great fun!

Jan said...

That's very cool. Our county fair is all about rides, carnival booths, admission fees, and expensive entertainment. I got tired of it years ago, but I would go to one like yours.

madretz said...

I may have bought one if only our new apartment accepted pets. hehe

They are very cute and I can't wait to see the piglet photos then the piggie photos at the fair next year.

jp said...

Teet placement is everything, Rosie. I think you're the one who taught me that.

Miss Healthypants said...

I love goats & sheep, and county fairs! :) I really missed going to a summer fair this year--oh well, there's still time--Labor Day weekend is coming up, and there's sure to be a fair somewhere near Chi-town. :)

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

we have those in Waco all the time and our West kids take almost all the awards.

FoxyMoron said...

Sounds lovely.

Mom said...

County fairs hold a special place in my heart. On our first date Dennis & I went to the county fair. they are just such a lovely way to spend the day.

Cazzie!!! said...

Such awesome trading by those boys..before tbey know it they will have an empire built on their good nature.. rearing animals and making money..and learning how to budget to do it again and again. Piggies are sooo cuuute!

Sling said...

Good times!..It's one of the great advantages of living in rural America.