Prepping for the Fair

Fair time is always a fun and exciting time for us. After spending the year working on their projects, the kids can finally show off all their hard work. This year is my oldest daughter’s last year and my youngest daughters first year, so it’s a happy yet kinda sad time mixed all into one. Speaking of happy yet sad all mixed together, my oldest recently found an apartment and is moving out. He’s got a great job, we’re so proud of him and he’s so ready to start a life of his own… but wow, I just don’t know if Mom and Dad are quite ready for this. I guess it’s one of those things we’re never quite ready for… it just happens and we somehow get through it. So he’s moving and we’re getting last minute projects… or more like the majority of the projects, since we tend to procrastinate, ready for the fair. So it’s a busy time right now… real busy. But busy is good because it keeps my mind occupied and makes it easier to ease into all these new changes. Time sure does fly. Speaking of time flying, Michael and I recently had our 25th anniversary. We haven’t had a chance to celebrate that yet, due to our busy schedules, but we’re hoping to at least sneak in a dinner together in all this craziness. Where does the time go?

Back to the fair, the rabbit show was held last weekend. Brooke took her Holland Lop, Theodore…


According to show standards, Holland Lops can’t weigh any more than four pounds, otherwise it’s a disqualification. Theodore is right on the border of being four pounds, so in the past, Brooke had to hold off feeding him before the show to be sure that he’d not be over. This year she forgot to hold off on the food, so he ended up being 6 ounces over and was unfortunately disqualified. He ended up getting a red, but that’s ok. He’s still a cute little cuddle bug even if he’s a little chubbier than he should be. 😉

On a more positive note, Brooke did great on rabbit showmanship…


She’s been working a lot of hours and didn’t have a lot of time to practice, so at the last minute, she decided not to do showmanship. But once we got there, the leaders talked her into doing it anyway. She was so nervous, but did a great job and ended up getting reserve grand champion on it. We’re very proud of her.

As for the rest of the fair prep…

Sweet Pea is groomed and all spiffed up…


Brooke’s pigs are looking good and ready to go…

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Photos are being mounted….


Art work is being framed…


Slowly but surely all the projects are getting prepped, final touches are being made… and excitement is building in anticipation of all the fun the fair brings.

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