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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Puyallup Fair 2012

Another great time exhibiting at the Puyallup Fair ! This year I had more help, my granddaughter K.N. is old enough to stay with her brother C.T. & I the 4 nights and 5 days of exhibition in the Animals Of The World barn. We camp there so we're able to get some rest before each busy day.Camping in our trailer makes it even more fun too.
 The front of my exhibit, with C.T. & K.N. at the table, ready to answer questions should I have to take a break.
These pictures were taken before the fair was officially open for the day. No crowds to obscure the picture taking.The sheep pens were clean after our morning clean-up.After picture taking we enjoyed our traditional fair breakfast, doughnuts & beverages ( who eats healthy at the fair ?). Coffee for me!
Side view of exhibit...
..back view. My exhibit is in a center aisle. I needed to create walls to post information about Jacob Sheep, and also create visual borders. I have worked on the design over the years to minimize visual clutter, but as you probably realize, this often requires a cost in supplies and a lot of labor.My husband and I are refining this, because transporting the walls, the sheep, and everything else is also a big thing to take into consideration.
 Goth, my ram. Posing for the crowds.He was very accommodating to photographers this year, and even mellow.I am not exaggerating when I say there must have been thousands of pictures taken of him over the past few years.One would think he is aware of this the way he posed this year.
 
The ewes ( girl sheep ) in their pen.Thora, Tovah, Mally, & Buttercup were here this year, showing the public the varied horn count on each sheep in this breed.
A lot of time and energy, a lot of fun invested in another year at the Puyallup Fair. I am so thankful to have been invited to participate as an exhibitor here, and even more blessed to have 2 of my grandchildren help me out. Our granddaughter K.N. even chose to spend her birthday here with me and her brother.Maybe next year she'll be here too.Lord willing, I will , and so will Goth.

 

9 comments:

Southern Comfort said...

I absolutely love hearing about your time at the fair. And, I love any news about Goth! It had to be such a special time with your grandkids. Thanks Kathy.

Paula said...

I think this is so wonderful, Kathy... I wish we had fairs like the Puyallup around here.
I get the feeling Goth knows he is a Superstar! :)

ellen b. said...

Very cool. One of these years I really have to do the Puyallup!!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

This is really classy, Kathy! How nice that you had two helpers this year. I clicked on the pictures to get a better look ... really, really nice.

Kathy M.

Daisy said...

Sounds like you had another fun time at the fair. I bet Goth attracts a lot of attention!

Maple Lane said...

I always enjoy hearing about the fair. So happy you had two fine assistants this year. Love all your photos.

A. Joy said...

Thanks for all the fun the kids have while getting to help you at the fair! It's one of the highlights of their year!

LindaSue said...

Grandchildren growing up aren't they? Great kids who know how to work and how to have fun. I think that reflects you and your DH quite well!
Never thought I'd see you write Goth and mellow in the same sentence!

Lady Jane said...

Fairs are so much fun to go to. I bet they are a lot of work but worth it. Enjoyed your Puyallup Fair so much.... LJ