Stay calm and go to the fair

Featured image: Diamond is one of the rabbits Silas Stutzman entered at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair,  The family had nine entries: six rabbits, a forestry poster and microwave fudge by Silas and a poster by his sister, Junia, of her pet rabbit. Silas came away with more than 20 ribbons.

Cogitation 30   Saturday 28 July 2018   We got a mini-taste of farming, and all things agriculturally-related, at the weeklong Elkhart County 4-H Fair,

Free admission on Tuesday for seniors was one incentive to go. The main reason for going to the fair, though, was to see the rabbits Silas Stutzman, a Rabbit Club member, had entered. Silas and his two siblings and their parents are part of our small group at church.

Of course, you can’t go to the fair and not succumb to some of the tantalizing food fare on offer, do a wander about the 4-H entries, walk through the commercial exhibits (without needing anything but still picking up some licorice), listen to entertainment (senior talent competition on Tuesday), watch people, or opt for a wide choice of related activities.

Judges for the Senior Talent competition occupy the nearest tent.

We did not stay for the evening grandstand entertainment. A half day proved plenty enough to fill our plate.

Besides plenty of horsepower, tractors today sport comfort cabs.

 

Every fair needs some kitchen ease product promoter,  or just a good place to sit.
Tea on the farm can be as creative as it gets.
A touch of imaginative gardening along agriculture alley.
The aquascape feature provided a moment of calm amidst the hustle, bustle and heat of the day.
If I were a bird I might nonchalantly stand guard on the sign, or go for the shade in the bush.
Check out Elkhart County Fair online for details on one of the country’s largest county fairs.

Stay calm and groom your hobby horse.

John

 

3 thoughts on “Stay calm and go to the fair

  1. Very interesting! Today is our Zurich Country Fair. Heading out to watch our three young grandkids in the parade, and our 14 year old will be dressed up as a Paw Patrol Character.

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  2. Thanks John, for taking me to the FAIR without walking. Where were the pictures of the Rabbits? Maybe they were camera shy. Enjoyed the trip!

    On Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 8:46 AM, It’s About Now wrote:

    > John Bender posted: “Featured image: Diamond is one of the rabbits Silas > Stutzman entered at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, The family had nine > entries: six rabbits, a forestry poster and microwave fudge by Silas and a > poster by his sister, Junia, of her pet rabbit. Silas came” >

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