Last weekend we went to the fair. I love fairs I always have. I like the variety. D tolerates my love. This post may be a bit jumbled.
We saw sheep, lots of sheep.
|This one is a Targee sheep.|
I went all "Knitters book of Yarn" on D, with this one. I was so excited to see an Icelandic Sheep. I started to tell him about primitive breeds. I can assure you it was more than he wanted to know.
We caught a bit of the tractor pulls. We had to wander over when we heard the noise and saw the smoke. It was quite a crowded area, must have caught other people's attention too.
This one is for my Dad! Just a bit of old tractor porn for him.
We watched some animal driving skills competition. I've never seen a team yoked before. Amazing to see them doing the course with only verbal commands and taps of a whip. I remember reading "Farmer Boy" and wondering how a huge animal would take Gee and Haw for directions. It was pretty dang cool. They were named "Black" and "Blue".
|Yoked oxen showing off their moves|
These were the biggest animals I've ever seen in person. I'm just a wee bit over 5 foot and I think these guys are taller than me! They were named Peterbuilt and Mack. Seriously they were truck sized!
Romeo took his driver for a ride!
We caught a spinning competition. D did get bored before we found out who won. I probably would have gotten bored too, eventually.
I was smart enough to take pictures of both the sheep and the signs, so I could remember breeds and what they look like. It was my own little version of "Knitters Book of Wool".
|How to remember sheep type|
|Truth in Advertising|
We saw dog agility too. It was not precision but it was fun to watch.
Baby birds are always so cute and fuzzy.
The chickens thought I do a good chicken impression. They kept coming toward me when I started clucking. This guy was one handsome cock. Yep that is what they kept calling them "cocks". It was like 8 year old boys got together and wrote all the signs. When I was not clucking I was giggling. Apparently I have an 8 year old boy's sense of humor. It may also be why I watch dog shows too. I get to hear appropriate use of the word "bitch".
|D's new winter ride|
Oh then I made bread the next day. See some of my bread comes out looking normal. Wheat zucchini bread. It was tasty. Texture was like a normal bread but with little green zucchini bits.
I think they use this vehicle to groom snow mobile trails, but I'm sure D could put it to use too. I know I would have fun with it!