The weekend before last, there was a fair in the area. It reminded me a lot of the Fall Fair in my hometown: baking, canning, fruit, and vegetable exhibits, livestock, sheep dog demos, horse shows, a midway, and all kinds of fair food. When I was a kid I used to enter stuff in the Fall Fair baking contests all the time. Once I entered a cake decorated like a locomotive, and didn’t get a prize because the judge suspected that I’d had an adult help me with it. (I hadn’t, I was just that good. Haha. ) Seeing all the baking entries made me wish I’d had the time to enter something this year, but being that it was only the week after we moved into our new house, that’s just crazy talk. But I’m already planning what to enter next year!! And I picked up an entry form for a pie contest later this month…
Here’s a few shots that aren’t baking (it’s obvious where my priorities are…):
The theme of the fair was “tractors pushing agriculture forward”, so there were a whole bunch of antique tractors on display:
I’ve only ever seen sheep dogs herding sheep, but apparently they can also herd ducks, which has got to be one of the one of the funniest, most ridiculous things ever! You know the phrase “herding cats”, meaning that something is particularly frustrating and futile? I think the phrase “herding ducks” should be used when something is equally frustrating and futile but also hilarious.
The best part was when the ducks had enough and decided to hide under the trailer, and both the farmer and the dogs tried for about 10 minutes to get them to come out so they could be herded through a tunnel… Ahhhh, so funny!
Is there a fall/harvest/county fair in your area? What’s your favorite part? This is mine: