Yesterday was the open class poultry show. I entered some chickens, Eldest entered some pigeons, and Young'un entered his turkeys and chickens. You might say we like to show off our poultry. There's not much to do for it except make sure our birds are looking good. Then we wait for the judge to do his thing. That's the hardest part...waiting. We did pretty good. My two Dominique roosters came in 1st and 2nd, and their hens also came in 1st and 2nd. My Serama, Wally, got a 1st and so did his Mottled Japanese Bantam girlfriend. The Kid's Royal Palm turkeys, Buddy & Potsy, came in 2nd place. His Mille Fleur d'uccle rooster, Growler, was awarded 1st place and his two hens came in 1st and 4th. We are very happy with how well they did. Like I had mentioned, Eldest took in some of his pigeons to show. His Egyptian Swift and Homing pigeon males were awarded 3rd place. The real wonderful surprise was his English Trumpeter, Sam. She not only was awarded a 1st place, but she was also awarded the Champion Pigeon. Eldest was floating on air over that one and I don't blame him a bit. Sam is a beautiful girl! We are so happy with how well Eldest takes care of his birds!! A big congratulations to everyone who brought poultry, pigeons, and doves to the open class show!
Now I move on to the food since while I was at the fair earlier today I had my share...again. If you think about it, food plays an important roll in our lives and not just for sustenance. Fair food is no different. How many times do you get yourself a funnel cake or elephant ear besides when you're at a fair? Our lives revolve around what we put in our mouths, whether it's good or bad for us. Now I can't say fair food is healthy, but it sure is good. Expensive, but good. Take that fried cheese on a stick - oh my goodness! I swear there must be two days worth of calories wrapped up in one, but my mouth is in total bliss while I'm eating it. The pizza, cinnamon rolls, calzones, fries, apple cider slushes...my stomach is growling just thinking about it! I'm not even going to mention what my diet has consisted of this week because Jillian Michaels would hunt me down and remind me about that ab exercise DVD I have been ignoring for 8 months now. I'm thinking once the kids are back in school I should really give it a go...especially after I've eaten all those...oh, never mind. What else can I say? Fair food...it's what's for dinner! Thank goodness we're packing it all in tomorrow.
So there you have it folks. Open class poultry showing was a success. Eldest has himself a champion pigeon, and we've eaten more than our fair share of fair food. Seems like a cause for celebration! Fried cheese on a stick anyone? Smiling & Waving, Sharon
I'm the queen of our farm, although the animals haven't figured that out yet. My title is Head Chicken Wrangler, but most days I'm called Mom. Life is a comedy and I plan on documenting it.