Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Fair News

Summer has unofficially ended; the Schaghticoke Fair has come and gone.  That's our county Fair, and 4-H project year wrap-up.  Madison entered a slew of vegetables from the garden this year and took away 8 blue ribbons out of 10 entries.  (She needs to work on presentation...hear that, Martha?)

And the chickens didn't do too badly, either!  Here she is standing with her Reserve Champion, Blueberry, who is a Splash (Blue) Cochin.  Blueberry didn't want to cooperate for the photo, so she is hiding behind Madison's head.  (She also didn't want to cooperate on salon day, so she won with dirty feet.  Go figure.)

There was showmanship:

And plenty of showing the chickens to the public:

If you are wondering why I am holding the chicken, just take a peek at my right leg - once there's poop, I become the holder and she does the introductions...(sigh)

That's Spring, one of my favorites.  She is a Rhode Island Red from two years before, when she was part of the day-old baby chick display that the kids get to divvy up once the Fair is over.  This year our family set up the entire chick display, so all the babies are ours. (Pictures in a day or so...)

For Madison, one of the Fair highlights was the guy with the reptiles - 

 But for me...well, I'm simple.  I like the Fair food (who doesn't?), and the simplicity of one blue ribbon.  Yep, Mommy won a blue ribbon.  

(Fellow Ravelers, those are my Mystery Socks from my projects page...)
Of course, it is only one ribbon, compared to the dozens that Madison racked up, but I handle that situation like the mature, non-competitive,  supportive adult that I am...


5 comments:

Nancy K. said...

Way to set an example of good sportsmanship, "Mom"!

;-)

AWESOME job, Madison!! You are a cutie! Keep up the good work.

kristi said...

Darn 4-H kids...always making us adults look bad:) I enjoyed your antics! I just realized that last fall I drove through your area. I was in Bennington VT & stayed at the Arlington Inn up in Arlington VT. I remember driving home through Petersburg & Hoosick Falls....beautiful area in autumn!

melanie said...

Well, if you are ever out this way again...you must stop by! We love it here, and only wish we had moved here sooner...

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Hey, you spent long hours KNITTING those socks, while Madison just showed off what God created! (Make you feel better? :-)

melanie said...

Michelle - I like the way you think....