Day at the Kentucky State Fair

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The County Fairs are running this time of year!…

I remember Mom and Dad getting me out early from elementary school to take me…

As of now… school is already in session…

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The Hogs were being judged…

Quite a description of what they look for and these young adults take this very seriously…

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There are many varieties of sheep to view…

This young man was shearing… and was quite fascinating to me… since this is not my normal life…

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The “Miller’s Border Collies”… were taking things in stride…

Very disciplined…

Loved being petted by the visitors… like this sweet young man who let me take his photo…

They herded the ducks into the cages…

 

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The cows were being pampered by the air conditioning blowing on them…

as for the cows in the stripe and orange shirt???

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Baby chickens were being hatched as we watched…

What a lesson for our young children…

It was one of the exhibits from the Discovery Farm section…

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Blue Ribbons abounded…

This one was for the best Country Ham!

So many things are entered and judged…

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Like this lovely quilt…

So many we didn’t get to view all…

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Out of hundreds of sweet entries… these are  a couple that won 1st Place…

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The Koi Pond outside was so pretty…The Water Lillies…

and Orange and White Fish… were swimming in the clouds it looked like…

with the sky being reflected in the water!…

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I ran into several friends…

Stacy… was a student of ours when I was working many years ago with Special Ed Classes…

She was 12… and is now 37…

Her Mom and Dad sell blown glass items and I try to get by and see her every year!…

She always knows my name immediately!

and the friend in black shirt was one of the teachers I worked with at that time!

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Could never show all… but, it was an enjoyable time…

Eating corn dogs and roasted corn… tasting pumpkin fudge… and taking in all of the smells…

Said hi! to “Freddy Farm Bureau” …

who has sat in front of the entrance since 1958…

He is 18′ tall!

A gentleman that is out of sight, but can see who walks by… talks to the crowd of people that wander by…

He can even hold conversations…

I related to him… how I met my Bobby there 47 years ago… and so we always have to come back to the Fair…

He found it to be a  neat story!

 

 

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