County Fair Time

Our local county fair was going on last week, and we knew the little farmer just had to visit his first fair. He loves to look and watch things in new places, and we also decided it was a necessary prelude before his all-important first trip to the state fair.

Yes, he will definitely be going to the state fair, and no, we don’t have the day or the logistics planned yet.

We really had too many things to do at home to be carting off to the fair, but we went anyway. Do you ever do that — take off for something fun when you have dozens of other things you should be doing? Spoiler: we caught up over the next few days and it was totally worth it. 🙂 

My former childless self sometimes used to look with pity at parents toting their babies around the fair, especially in the heat when it looked challenging, hot, and possibly miserable. I now realize how wrong I was. (Not about hot weather being miserable though!)

No, now I understand that with extra stuff to haul and a stroller to push the trade offs of baby smiles and quizzical looks of wonder more than balance things out. Not only can I not imagine leaving my baby behind, but I see how fun it is to experience the movement, the noises, and the joy of the fair by watching his reactions. This kid is pretty cool.

In the barns we think he was most interested in the pigs. And terrified of the chickens! We didn’t take as many pictures in the dairy barn because he gets to see cows at home, but I could not resist a pretty group of Brown Swiss.


The prelude was successful, and in less than one month it will be state fair time!  

About Lisa

Hi, I'm Lisa. Dairy farmer's wife and Minnesotan to the core, I write about rural farm life, running down country roads, and the food, faith, and family that bind everything together. Follow along on my journey.
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