Sunday, July 14, 2013

This Seems Fair

It is 4-H Fair week in Tipton County.   Yesterday afternoon was gorgeous, so we went to the fair!  For years, I have told kids who were whining that "It's not fair!" that "fair" is where the kids go to show their pigs.  And it is true-- pigs and so much more.

In her considered opinion, to go to the fair and not have an elephant ear would just not be fair!

 We saw some fowl.

This lad's bird was being judged.  I think he did not like everything he heard.  But I really liked his shirt!

 We saw lots of rabbits.

 A barnful of swine.

 Some sheep

 and some goats.

 Some bovine critters

and a departing shot for Lin.  She'll get it.

A number of the kids showing their livestock were children of kids I taught when they were in junior high.  I got to visit with some of those former students.  I was also collared by a local and introduced to my Congresswoman.  She has a winning smile and a firm handshake.

The Fair runs through Wednesday, July 17.

Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R)
Indiana Fifth Congressional District


Shelly said...

Nothing like a good old county fair and livestock show!

Anonymous said...

I looked at all the photos before I read the blog and the and the band parent pic made me think of Lin immediately - trust you not to miss the connection! I do love country fairs (went to a few when we lived in Vermont) and street fairs (went to lots and lots when I lived in NYC) - Summer fun I can endorse wholeheartedly...

vanilla said...

Shelly, fun time; and we picked the right day because it is getting hotter and hotter as the week progresses.

Grace, seems to me that a 4-H fair celebrates family and hard work. Win-win!

Sharkbytes said...

Somehow the loop of the bull endlessly switching his tail and chewing made me laugh.

vanilla said...

Sharkey, I kind of accidentally "shot" the movie, but thought it amusing enough to include here.

Lin said...

I like the gif. :)

Oh, and the band parents selling stuff too! I hope they made lots of money that day. Did you support the Tipton Band for me, Vanilla?

vanilla said...

Lin, you cut to the crucial question, didn't you? I am a band supporter, but I didn't buy any stuff at the fair.

Secondary Roads said...

The best part of Dork Side Pi is that it never comes to an end. There's always more.

vanilla said...

Chuck, π just never stops giving!

Vee said...

What on earth is an "elephant ear?" I haven't been to any fairs lately and I probably won't go to one in the Kansas heat. Yuk!

vanilla said...

Vee, oh, my; gaps in your Midwest experiences. An elephant ear is simply a severely flattened glob of dough deep-fried, sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. A trick whereby a carney turns fifteen cents-worth of flour and propane into a six-dollar sale. Six dollars? Well, her money.