The first thing I felt after
I love the agricultural part of the fair; I love the animals and I especially love the kids with their animals. There seem to be a lot of Nubian goats this year. I got a kick out of the pack goats and chased this lady down for a picture. My parents raised Nubians for milk when I was growing up and I have a soft spot for their quirky personalities. Our guild tent is quite large and stragetically positioned between the goat arena and the sheep arena. I am pleased to see the 4-H and FFA kids so involved with sheep this year. I don’t even know where the fair has the cows and horses – don’t care. Did I mention that I raised sheep in 4-H? And then there’s the potbellied pigs and their families. That is a whole other sub-culture that I just don’t get and didn’t take pictures.
Karen brought a couple of her babies by while she was strolling them to help them socialize. The best part of the morning is the parade of animals practicing their people skills. We are fortunate to have a lot of fleeces from a large angora goat show, and the alpaca folks are well represented. We are going to have more fleeces at the sale on Sunday than buyers I’m afraid. Or maybe I’m jealous since I’ll be at work. I’m sorry to miss the awards for the new category, Grown in
The Fair has a new category for the 4-H sheep kids this year. It’s a costume show in which the kids and their sheep dress up. Do you get the idea that I love the kids and animals part of the fair? I think there were more adults running around with cameras then audience. In the end the winner was the boy who dressed himself as a hunter and his lamb as a deer, with the first runner up a girl who dressed as a cheerleader and her lamb as a football player. You had to be there.