(Another) County Fair

On a whim, we ended up at (another) county fair. 

My little farmers cannot get enough.  You should have seen his face when we told we were going to the fair.  Oh my goodness.  It's his Disney.  He said 'Mama, do you think Almanzo will be there?"  Bless his heart, he wanted to see Almanzo from the Little House on the Prairie book Farmer Boy. It's funny...we read the "My Little House" books and he loves Almanzo.  He really wants to meet him.  He doesn't understand that the books about Almanzo are from a long time ago.  When we read them, he thinks we're just like Almanzo.  'Mama, we do a garden too!'  'We have chickens too!'  'We tap trees for sap too!'  'Mama, we make pickles too!'  'We go to the county fair too!'  'We have a fire in our fireplace too!' And so forth.  I guess he doesn't know what 'old fashioned' is, as we sort of play old fashioned daily.
Anyway, this fair was a bit too busy for my taste.  But the animals.  Oh the animals.  Five draft horse barns.  Three barns just for oxen.  A playground for the goats.  And tractors. And french fries. Cows for him.  Sheep for her (they make her giggle).  My kids loved it.  Although my camera came out much less than usual, that which I did take came out as winners in my book.  Perhaps you agree?

 (And you know, my Adrian has a yoke.  He's going to hitch up his cows to his yoke soon. Don't believe him?  He'll tell you the same story a dozen times.)


 I'm tuckered out just looking at these shots.  What a day!  I'd brave the crowds again and again for these two little farmers.


  1. Cuuuuute! I love that sweet photo of the sheep. And I love your line that "we sort of play old fashioned daily." That's so awesome :)

  2. Oh, he has his baby on his back just like Mama. That is so sweet!

    That was quite a country fair!

  3. Oh my goodness - your kids are the sweetest things ever! I know I tell you this a lot, but I can't say it enough. They make me smile and chuckle and then smile again. Beautiful photos and words as always. :-)



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