The County Fair!

While we live only a mile from our downtown city center, we also don’t live too far from rural farm land and open fields. It is the best of all possible worlds! Because of our prime location, we were able to walk about thirteen blocks and find ourselves right in the middle of the crowing, mooing, and bleating of hundreds of gorgeous critters at one of summer’s pleasures…the county fair! ┬áHere are a few highlights from our wanderings…

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This Golden Laced Polish Cockerel seemed to know he was quite the specimen!

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Teri loved the feather coloring on this Wheaten Maran, and wanted to add this to our list of possible future breeds.

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There were so many adorable rabbits! Small, huge, and then, there were these two, who looked for all the world like they were kissing.

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We’ve talked about getting ducks, and this little family was awfully cute! Between the snoozes and the splashing around in the pool, the cuteness was on overload!

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Well, who knew that folks could enter their gorgeous eggs for ribbons and prizes? We weren’t sure what the judging criteria weer, but it was fun to see all the lovely eggs.

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Chicks were hatching in a home-built incubator. While we didn’t get to see any hatching as we stopped by, there were some freshly hatched ones fluffing up in the warm incubator.

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So many well-cared-for goats brimming with personality. We watched a couple judging/showing competitions and read up on all the different breeds present.

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After lunch, we explored all the jams, jellies, breads, cakes and other home crafted items. It’s so fun to see how other folks’ preserve and create!

We didn’t go on a single ride or play any of the midway games, but we had so much fun exploring, wandering, and learning!