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County Fair Captures Gardening and Homemaking Sides

A photo of Vickie MorganMy daughter and I entered the county fair again this year, I entered some dried herbs, jam, and photos that I had taken, and she entered some photos and a elephant she had crochet. We were there bright and early before church Sunday morning to hand the entries in to the judges, with the judging starting that afternoon.

We would have loved to go back out to the fair on Monday, because the suspense was killing us, but things kept getting in the way. It was finally Wednesday that we got a chance to get back out to the County Fair and see how we did. Trying to act calm as we went to each table, we found that I had won third place in the dried herb department and my daughter received second place for her crochet work. Not too bad for the first time I’ve dried herbs and her first year of learning how to crochet. We are pretty happy – next year well have fun and do it again, after we take some photography classes.

The kind of chicken Vickie would love to have.

What’s a fair of course without rides, elephant ears, a crocodile man, and then there are the exhibit barns. The gardening exhibit is real a good one of course, the cows are neat, the minature horses are so cute, oh but the chickens they are the best. I wish I could have chickens here at home but the ordinaces here say no. I guess I have chicken fever cause I look at them all the time and I found the one I would raise if I had the chance. My husband, Bat, just shakes his head.

What Bat looked at while Vickie got chicken fever.

 

vickie
9/19/2009 4:01:09 PM

Cindy, The county fair is something definetly something to look forward to -- many years I signed up though and then I couldn't make it-- like you things got in the way with the girls. Hopefully though it will slow down some day soon and you can get back to the fair. vickie


cindy murphy
9/19/2009 6:58:11 AM

Congratulations, Vickie, on the ribbons that you and your daughter received! Oh, how I miss the county fair! We've got the various festivals in and around town, but it's a haul to get to our county and the surrounding county fairs, and work and my daughters' school schedules always seem to get in the way. It wasn't always so. For years and years the county fair was something we never missed; attending them was a late summer ritual. Years ago, my husband asked me what I wanted to do special for our tenth anniversary, thinking a nice dinner out, and maybe a show. I told him I wanted to go to the county fair! He told me I was a cheap date!