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Harvest Country Fair Day

Friday, September 06, 2013

Oh my what a wonderful time we had. The best was being with good friends, of course. The weather was perfect!

First we saw Dock an d Dunk I think it is called. Dogs jump off a ramp into a huge swimming pool to retrieve something thrown by the owner.

We ate things like pulled pork sandwiches, ice cream, smoked turkey legs, milk shakes,etc.

It was free because it was old folks day! Yeah!

Hubby was fascinated by a barn full of antique tools and equipment like the "one lunger." Hope you know what that is. All sorts of old stuff brought back memories of our grandparents and great grandparents: things to carry blocks of ice for the "ice box," gigantic lathes to make porch posts , weed sawing equipment, thinkd for milk gathering and getting eggs from farm chickens, harnesses for animals pulling farm equipment and lots more.

We did lots of people watching!

The fair was not one of the huge ones so it was easy to do in a couple of hours. We say a baby calf near one of the milk selling stands.

But... the bathrooms had a problem. The well for them went f=dry. I don't know what they will do when the fair is busy this evening ans Saturday all day! The well drilling machines were gong strong!

I have to go get my smoked turkey leg out of my back pack. It was so big I only ate part of it.

The male friend of our friend, Lisa, made a quilt! He got a blue ribbon! He bought the fabrics himself and made the design himself. It had a patriotic theme, red, white and blue fabrics. In the center was a fancy eagle fabric picture. The fabrics were well matched and beautiful!

I enjoyed the photos people entered into the fair. And I wanted to eat the baked goods they entered. They sure looked good!

So a good time was had by all! chris


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IAMWINNING 9/8/2013 8:43PM

    emoticon Chris, I'm glad you and DH got to so thoroughly enjoy the fair. The food sounds yummy, and seeing all those old tools must have been neat. I also enjoy looking at old stuff like that and trying to figure out how they were used. Too bad about the toilets. emoticon to Lisa's male friend. A blue ribbon! And he designed the quilt as well as making it. I'm impressed when people do that.

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GRAMMAP1 9/7/2013 10:06PM

    That sounds like a lot of fun. Our Fair opened today and DH was enthusiastic about us going two weeks ago. Now he is not interested. I don't have the strength to go since my Hospitalization. Glad you had an enjoyable outing! emoticon

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ELSCO55 9/7/2013 9:59PM

    A fun day

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KACAR51 9/7/2013 7:09PM

    Sounds great!

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MARITIMER3 9/7/2013 3:25PM

    Sounds like you both had a wonderful day. I love fall fairs too.
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STITCH4EVER 9/7/2013 3:08PM

    YOUR HUSBAND WOULD LOVE OUR "HARVEST DAYS" FESTIVAL. THEY HAVE TOOLS AND FARM EQUIPMENT GOING BACK TO THE EARLY 1900'S. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS THE BIGGEST TEMPTATION FOR ME AT THOSE THINGS. BUT HERE THEY HAVE TONS OF JUNK LIKE DEEP FRIED TWINKIES AND FUNNEL CAKES. JUST WHAT A DIABETIC NEEDS. BUT THEY ALSO HAVE SOMETHING CALLED "RUNZA'S" THESE ARE HAND-HELD MEAT AND CABBAGE PIES AND ARE SUPER YUMMY. OF COURSE IT DOESN'T HELP TO EAT THREE OF THEM DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY. LOL I SURE WISH I COULD STILL GO TO THINGS LIKE THAT. DH WILL NOT PUSH ME AROUND IN A WHEELCHAIR AND I CAN'T REALLY DO IT MYSELF. SO I GUESS I JUST WATCH IT ON TV NOW.

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TINY67 9/7/2013 1:55PM

    Love the fairs.

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NPA4LOSS 9/7/2013 12:15PM

    emoticon It sounds like a wonderful fair!

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DONNABRIGHT 9/7/2013 8:42AM

    Sounds awesome!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 9/7/2013 1:25AM

    Glad you had fun. Sounds like time well spent. You were social and saw a lot of interesting things, and you enjoyed it all. Perhaps you should have outtings like this more often!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 9/7/2013 12:07AM

    Good times to remember for sure! emoticon
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GINA180847 9/6/2013 9:40PM

    I have such happy memories of country fall fairs. So glad you and hubby had such a good time.

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COCK-ROBIN 9/6/2013 7:38PM

    Wonderful!

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SANDRALEET 9/6/2013 7:00PM

    Simple things are fun

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DSBRIDE 9/6/2013 6:14PM

    Sounds like a great day. I didn't know it was free or we would have gone too. Hubby hates to pay fees when he tires so easily and we don't stay long. We had gone here once before and enjoyed it because like you said, it's smaller. Oh well, maybe next year. Glad you had a good time!

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JUNEAU2010 9/6/2013 5:45PM

    How fun!

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