Normally this time of year we would be exhibiting at the County Fair, but this year we decided to try something different and went to a Fair instead of working the Fair. So we loaded up the kids and headed out of town to Field Days of the Past.
I wasn’t expecting it to be quite so big. There were tractor pulls, a rodeo, a Wild West show, saw mill demos and chainsaw carving demos and equipment and truck vendors. There were blacksmithing demos and antique harvesting demos and an antique typewriter exhibit that really caught our kids attention.
The day was cold and rainy and gray. I ended it all with a migraine and an upset stomach. But the kids had fun.We saw classic cars and racing pigs and ate hot dogs and had cotton candy and saw the cutest little 10 year old boy rope a goat!
My boys rode a mechanical bull (which I’ll be writing more about later this week!) and we learned about drying tobacco and making wooden spoons and sorghum syrup. We saw horse-power, steam-power, and even a dog-powered butter churner.
There was also a pigeon which gardnered a lot of interest from our kids. I don’t quite understand what’s so exciting about a pigeon. It just goes to show that our kids are not city kids–they notice pigeons and squirrels, the only wildlife I ever saw regularly growing up.
It’s been gray and rainy since Friday here. I’m a little over the weather. (Or maybe under the weather.) We have things to do and while I love the cooler weather, I’m over the endless on and off drizzle, the misty rain, the feeling of just being soggy.
But our kids were smiling sticky blue smiles and our Packer’s won on Sunday afternoon and I know there’s Indian Summer coming up soon.
How was your weekend?