Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fair Fun

Sorry I have been strangely silent lately. We have been getting tons of rain and I have been stuck inside most of the time wishing I was outside. We did visit the Grand Forks fair last weekend and there were lots of animals, both in the petting zoo and the 4H exhibits. I enjoyed visiting with the different animals, but I did feel sorry for some of them. I question the health of several of the petting zoo animals. I have no idea if they travel with the fair or if they belonged to local farmers? Either way, some of them didn't look too good. I have to admit, I have always LOVED the fair- it is so exciting to go and see the sights, eat the fair food and ride the rides. I love seeing the 4H exhibits and the livestock shows!! But now that I have a hobby farm, I was more sensitive to the conditions and health of the animals on display.

There were lots of goats, which I LOVE!! Many different breeds were represented, and I wanted to bring home more than a few of them.

There was one kid that was adorable and LOVED to be scratched & pet. I swear he was smiling! If he was small enough, I probably would have snuck him home... ;0)

I have never had a strong desire to have a cow... until I met this one:

Despite his super snotty nose and his foot long tongue (I am guessing), I fell in love with this adorable guy. He would dart his tongue out and grab the feed from inside the cup. It was so funny! (Plus I love his hair!)

There were chicks hatching in a glass cage during the entire fair... I wasn't crazy about that either... Lots of fluffy yellow chicks on display. I wonder what they do with them all after the fair is over? They only had newly hatched chicks there, so I can't help but wonder what happens to them. I also wonder how healthy they are. It makes me sad.

We did have fun though! We rode the rides, ate the food and watched the 4H livestock shows. Annie got her face painted and looked adorable!

I am scared of heights, but overcame my fear and rode the Ferris Wheel a total of 4 times! (which if you know me, you know that is HUGE for me)

Funnel Cake? YES PLEASE!!

One more thing... I convinced Matt to ride the mechanical bull. He needs more practice.

Yeah, we will go back next year.

A good time was had by all!


DeeAnn said...

That looks like so much fun! I can't wait until fall time when all the fairs start up around here! I am going to a chicken swap/sale in August though! I"ll be sure and take lots of pictures so you can feel as though you got to go too! LOL

Monica said...

Ooohh, that poor chicken looked sore....love the chicken saddle, brilliant!!