Friday, August 16, 2013

At the County Fair

Oh how we love fair week!  I thought I would drop a line to tell you I am still kicking, just busy playing at the fair.  I don't have any pictures for you today... Sorry about that... But soon, very soon!

In fact, I don't know if I have told you or not (I don't remember very well) but I am having camera problems.  One afternoon I picked it up to take some pictures and I noticed the sensor had gone haywire.  I took it in praying it was a simple fix.  Of course it ended up being bad enough we had to send back into Nikon.  That was two weeks ago... I checked in on it and they haven't even done the diagnosis yet.  I am beginning to feel IMPATIENT!!  Thankfully The Rancher's mom has the same camera and will loan it out to me when she's not using it.  But then I still need to grab pictures from her... I know, I am letting you down.

So lets talk about the fair instead, it is much happier to chat about.

Even though we don't have any kids old enough to be in the fair, we still have been averaging about one trip a day and which are usually followed by LATE nights.  Starting with Monday, the Team Penning and Branding that besides The Rancher roping we also provided the heifers.  This is such a fun one to go because so many of our friends and neighbors come out to it.

After sleeping in the following morning (I'm not going to admit how late we slept) we began the work of prepping to go over once again.  Besides gathering dinner, jammies, blankets, and tractors every cowboy and cowgirl needs, I had a little extra work of getting together my pictures to enter into the fair.  Don't worry, we made it amidst all of the craziness and all I forgot to do was my makeup, no biggie...  Besides entering my pictures the fair that night we took found a seat in stands for the free concert- Charley Jenkins!  He is an up and coming country singer from Utah.  His songs were so awesome- they were all about The Rancher, I swear!  

We weren't terribly interested in the sheep show so we chose to stay home Wednesday.  Oh how I loved it!  I even swept and mopped my floor!  Of course you would never guess it at this point.  Living with a little boy that plays in the dirt and a big boy that work (plays) in the dirt all day means that this house doesn't stay clean.

Thursday was our big day.  Cowboys Pete and E had their steer show- a must see!  And to know surprise they did a great job showing.  When the cattle are all done they do an open showmanship class that I borrowed Cowboy Pete's steer.  We totally took first place!  I'll have to see if anyone took a picture for proof.  The night ended with the Family Fun Rodeo.  This isn't a typical rodeo, in fact when The Rancher did his team roping he was minus a horse.  That is what we call the poor man roping.  I can guarantee that if they don't catch right out of the chute that they won't chase that calf down the arena.

Now I am sitting in sweats in my nicely air conditioned house, debating if it is nap time or lunch time.  I think that this day calls for relaxing because tomorrow is more craziness.  Oh how we love fair week!

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