you really need to see it in real life to see the artistic beauty. it is truly amazing. besides drooling at the fibery goodies; my favorite part of the fair is the animals. here's mama and her sweet babies-wow-she must be the nursing queen. gee, i had so much milk when i was nursing liam i could have fed a litter of piglets too.-umm, sorry if that grossed any of you out but man o man i felt a bit like this sow!
i fell in love with a merino sheep-she loved being rubbed behind the ears-what a sweet pea! and her friend here: ah the sweetness of life.
now, if you ever spend time at the fair you will notice how much the kids are into their animals. -this young lad gladly posed for this photo. he is one proud dude!
every year i watch the haflingers-but i missed them this year. boo hoo! when i win the lottery i will buy me a haflinger. this fellow is mel. a total sweetheart. i also missed the icelandic ponies and working dog demos this year too. lame, i know!
liam's favorite entertainment vessel was some concert band that played glen miller sort of stuff ( gee, is this the same kid who found my old butthole surfer tapes and keeps begging me to play them-ha!) i loved this guy-reminded me of henry fonda in "on golden pond."
i'm very financially fortunate that my kids don't like rides at the fair-i was a freak for them as a kid-there wasn't one that was too scary for me. but we always do one ride on the ferris wheel.
ya gotta love the colors of the fair: what another color study-wow!
now, call me weird but one thing i used to love about the midway was people watching and checking out all the freaky carnies. a plethora of creative imagery. i love them!!!! i mean where are the freaks suppose to have a living? butler entertainment is now priding themselves as the "cleanest"show in the west .(i did see the drug testing booth, but, but ,but....) bummer- no more toothless freaks-i'm bummed. some of you may think i'm sick. but i've always wanted to interview these individuals-folks,characters-human beings. i want to write a book and tell their stories. they're people too!
the fair is never complete without a hug from "smokey"-he's the man!
see ya next year!