Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Livin' at the County Fair!

This week I’m spending my days at the local county fair.

Here’s my youngest friend’s 4H pig…

The days are filled with making popcorn to give away, handing out crayons made from soybeans, hunting down daughters who are hiding out in the pig or goat barns, eating snow cones, ribeye sandwiches, and lemon shakeups and watching friend’s children show their animals. Every year my daughter begs me to let her buy a bunny, every year.

The barn I volunteer in is located between  the Republican and Democrats’ buildings. I think that’s a hoot. We keep the peace. But really Farm Bureau works with both parties when trying to promote and educate people about U.S. agriculture.

If you've never visited your county's fair, you should check it out this summer. For anyone who thinks farmers don't care about their animals, the fair will change your mind. It's filled with farmers and their children proudly showing off their beloved pigs, cows, goats, chickens, rabbits, horses, etc.


  1. Love a county fair! I was a 10 year 4-Her who showed livestock and it was such a great learning experience and taught me a lot of responsibility.

  2. The democrat & republican thing is a hoot! :)