You knew it was coming. You must have known.
Yesterday was Labor Day. And what do HHBL and I do on Labor Day?
We go to the Great Geauga County Fair that’s what.
And what do we do while we are there?
Well, I look at and photograph and comment on the cow butts. People have started sending me pictures of cow butts in anticipation.
So lets get started shall we. This is a long post. I would apologize but……..I won’t. So grab another cup of coffee and away we go.
We are creatures of habit so we always park at the high school and give our parking money to the cheerleaders. Their prices went up this year!!! Darn economy. But I guess even cheerleaders need to make a buck.
We pay our entrance fee, chat with the nice ladies who stamp our hands and then it is on to the first barn. We ALWAYS proceed in a counter clockwise manner around the fair grounds. I am not sure what would happen if we went clockwise. And I am not finding out.
A Zucchini seal!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
Well now this was a new one! I would be a tad bit concerned if my husband was working with hot metal and wearing a kilt. And yes that is a kilt. You can see his sporran. Get your minds out of the gutter people. That is the little fur covered pouch hanging off his belt.
NOT THAT POUCH!! THE ONE YOU CAN SEE ON THE OUTSIDE.
This year there seemed to be a large number of kids wandering around with their livestock. Or at least their poultry livestock.
Nothing like taking the
politician turkey for a walk around the fair grounds. I asked this young turkey wrangler about the fate of his bird. Would it be pet or dinner. His mom hesitated….the turkey wrangler looked at me and said…..
I like how you think young man.
Did you say DINNER?
Lady you had better move along. If you think for one second I am going to be drumsticks and soup then you have another thing coming.
Yeah right kid. I am not falling for the old “spider on a string” trick. Not this year thankyouverymuch.
And now what you have been waiting for…………..
And more bovine posteriors….posterii? Whatever.
Let’s mix it up with some STEER butts. Why am I suddenly hungry for hamburger?
Young lady are you alive in there? Oh I certainly hope so.
Lady can you help me? Please?? In about 10 minutes my owner is going to dress me in a bee costume and try to win a prize. Please? Save me some of my dignity.
Sir Lambs a Lot wondering where his Galaherd is.
Lady you did not just make that joke did you? That was stupid. Go away.
Sniff, sniff. Minty fresh breath!!
Moving on. Nothing to see here.
Why are you still here? I said MOVE ALONG.
Fine, I will quit now. Sheeeesh!
The Great Geauga County Fair happens in a county with a heavy Amish population.
These are very big horses going very fast. Totally fascinating.
Prepping for her event. She was actually talking to herself and reviewing what she needed to do.
This may look like an easy job but it took him a while to get it right. I had a flash back of trying to teach Cartoon Girl how to drive. A bad place. Oh the darkness! Oh the fear!!
I need Onion Ring therapy QUICK!
Ahhhhhhhhhh that’s better. My yearly compliment of grease and salt conveniently packaged around onion rings and cooked by someone who didn’t even speak English. I love America.
My walking buddy, Lea, was working the Pampered Chef booth!
A quick trip through the book building where, for the first time in recent memory……
I didn’t buy a single book.
That ride lasted about 10 seconds but there was a lot of screaming going on.
Once we had walked off our onion rings a bit it we strolled back up the midway, taking in the sights and smells.
Reunited with Momma after getting lost!
It was hot. We were sweaty. We needed help. We needed cooling. We needed…….
After we were full of milkshakes we could push on through to the end.
The obligatory listening to the Geauga County Fair Band. They were playing a “jazzy” version of Malaguena. Hmmmmmmm.
Then I had to view my Knit Sib Larissa’s BLUE RIBBON winning Facing Lilies stole. It is BEAUTIFUL.
And finally we were done.
And I was beat. Full of onion rings. Full of milkshake. Full of memories.
I think I can make it through until next year.