Saturday, July 18, 2009

County Fair

2009 Day 2
I know I left off 1/2 way through the chickens, we did go back and we got some amazing pictures, but I'm not going to post that just yet. You know how much I love chickens so I'm saving those for a post all on its own, trust me it will be so worth it!
We pause with the demo car spectators for our national anthem. Many of the fair goers hushed, paused, hushed children, hats off, I love small town patriotism, I love the USA!
Next we stop at the Youth 4-H building, I think age 5 & 6, this is where the little's enter their stuff. I love it they have such a great sense of humor. This building is also used for 4-H promotin displays done by each club in Trempealeau county.
Zack if you were around I would've asked you for a turtle joke. I would have told you about how we hatched leather backs in a 5 gallon bucket and how when I was a kid my cousin Danny Jo ate a tiny little turtle, swallowed it whole!
Jon, ever the wood worker and Viking fan loved the book ends. I liked the photos.
This display was done by the Glasgow Hardies Creek Busy Bees 4-H club. I liked it best of all the displays, maybe I'm just partial to the Busy Bees, our kids were in this club.
Now that is so creative, I love how 4-H promotes not only the club but individual creativity!
Grace had just came home from a week of water ski camp and was hungry for real food. We dined in the Lions shack. Let me tell you The Lions Club does alot of really good stuff in this little town. They put on the 4th of July fireworks, and it is very very impressive.
Stop for a 1919 Root Beer~do you see a pattern developing here!?!
Now this next building is one of my favorites, it has quilt and antique entries. The quilt display has antique and modern quilts, you can guess which ones I like best.
Can you imagine the time that went into this??
This one is so fun, it was made in 1920. I have a soft spot for crazy quilts. This one is soft--you can tell just by looking at it, which is what the signs say, but it is oh so hard for me to keep my hands off! When my boys were little I would have them put their hands in their pockets when we were someplace that was a no touch zone. They would say I'm just looking" and I'd reply "look with your eye's not your hands" ~~I'm thinking I should make this a practice!
Antique Rosette irons!!! How cool is that!?! If I would have seen these in an antique store I would be fumbling to get my cash out! I posted about Grace and I making Rosettes at Christmas time.
I would love to see the pictures of the bride in this dress.
I loved the Rosette iron, and thought it would be my favorite antique this year~until I saw this!!! I can't believe it has no blue and big fancy gold ribbon on. I should be a judge! The picture is a German picture, it would look so so good in our dining room, where I have a few older pictures of children. I think I will go back and see if I can find out who the artist is.
This building is for open class entries, I keep thinking I am going to enter something...some year. This building was built in 1895 it is the oldest one in the fair grounds. The fair ground land was donated by a couple from this area. They placed one stipulation on their gift...
...that during the fair, no alcohol, they wanted the fair to be a family event. It also the same with The Apple Affair held in the fall. I appreciate the family focus...ALOT!
Fabric woven baskets~~I'm having a thought, but better finished some of the other thoughts I have in piles!
This was so well constructed.
Too bad these were in a glass display case, they looked so soft...I really wanted to touch them.

I love the soft pink color, I have a thing for African Violets. . Our Dr's office has African violets on about every check in desk. They do so well, they say its the florescent lighting.
There are so many good photos.
Next its on to the 4-H building. Grace, A & W were in 4-H for about 5 years, until baseball and ski team became their main focus. We loved it, we all had fun and learned alot.
Antique resteration. Did I ever tell you Jon went to school for this, studied under some really old french guy that was master. Jon even had his own business for a few years.
Wood working (see this woods post), we spend ALOT of time here!
Cute and well done, it deserves the gold fancy ribbon.
You really can learn alot at these displays. Grace read the whole back pack thing, she is in the process of packing for a HUGE trip.

Jon REALLY checks out any thing that is man handy work. When he is critiquing the wood working stuff I'm always hoping are no parents around listening to him go over something that their ($, time, & guidance) kid has entered.
This was an old bowling ball, some of the stuff theses kids (and their mama's ) come up with crack me up!
If we have any $$ (the 1919 Root Beer is only 50 cents) left I'll be heading for the fair again today!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for my second trip without leaving home. You guys really scrutinize...a person should as opposed to flying thru and seeing a blur. It probably helps that it's in your backyard ;)

Tami said...

You have a really nice fair. I'll be blogging about our fair experience, it WAS NOT as lovely as yours. I think my favorite is the crazy quilt. When I get a hunk of spare time, and the space that is what I'm going to tackle. . .that should be in about 15 years, right?

Karen Deborah said...

I love going to a good county fair in the country. Thanks for sharing.

sewtakeahike said...

oh how fun Jody! those quilts are amazing! Right now the grandmother's flower gardens are my favorite and the crazyquilt reminds me of one my mom had that my grandmother made. I've dropped a few hints about it, I really hope that some day it will grace my home!!

Anonymous said...

I just said today, "I can't wait for the fair". Love all those 4-H displays. 4-H should be mandatory for life school;)
50 cent rootbeer uh?? I'll be over.