Well Tuesday the county fair started. Growing up in 4-H with animals to show we would stay in the camper on the fairgrounds instead of driving the twenty miles home late at night and turning around early the next morning to go back. By Thursday the camper always looked like the tornado hit it.
Well I guess it can happen to your home to. Last night when I got home from the fair I noticed our bedroom was a huge mess. Wrangler would come home from work and shower than head right over to the fair. BIL (brother-in-law) and I was already over at the fair. Wrangler would just drop his clothes on the floor in a pile to save time.
Well this morning I have all the clothes sorted. Laundry is in the washer. I have unpacked my fair bag and only put the things I will need for a short day at the fair in it. I decided that I better get some pictures off my camera right quick to create room for some more. Than I am going to attack the dining room table. All of BIL toys he won at the carnival are there.
Here is a recap of our last two days.
We had a great morning at home. When BIL got up he played with Cinch and Rex in his PJ’s for two hours. Since he was playing so good and we were in no big hurry I let him be. Mom called about eleven. Her best friend forgot her son rabbit that he was showing at the fair that afternoon. I started to get BIL around but we still really did not have to hurry much.
We left home and got the rabbit and took it over to the fair. Once at the fair we watched Brother show his three rabbits. He got reserve champion showmanship on his rabbit. He got Grand Champion on his 4-H rabbit and a blue on the other one. In open class he got Grand Champion on his other rabbit. My brother is the king of rabbit showing.
After the show we killed a hour in the 4-H building looking at exhibits and at Mom’s camper hanging out. We went down to where the parade was going to be a lot early. I want a good seat on the shaded side of the street. The parade was the longest parade that I can remember for the county fair. I was disappointed on the lack of control some parents had on their kids. Some kids on one side of us would run up and grab candy out from between our legs and stuff. Those same kids about got ran over by floats a couple of time for running out to far to get candy. They also about spooked a little kids horse.
We went back to the fairgrounds and when we got there Wrangler was waiting for us. We went and got something to eat. Then we went to the rodeo. It was a KPRA rodeo (Kansas Professional Rodeo Association). Wrangler or I could get a membership if we wanted to and hit lots a rodeos a year but right now we do not feel like going that much and we have not found a place to put our horses. It was okay for the local level of competition but the times and scores sure do not hold up to the PRCA level. After the rodeo we played a few games at the midway. It was eleven-thirty when we got home.
We left the house really early. We were sitting at the fair grounds at seven forty-five ready for the swine show. I took Cinch with me so he would not have to be cooped up inside a kennel all day because I did not know if Wrangler would be home or not for lunch. Well some dog spooked some animals that morning so Cinch was not allowed in the Livestock area of the fairgrounds. He spent the show at Mom’s camper. Brother made the final heat for showmanship on the pig. He also received a red on one pig and a blue on the other. BIL helped out in the concession stands that Brother, Mom and another family were putting on. Brother is going to National 4-H Congress in November and the concession stand is a fundraiser for them.
There was a short break and then it was time for the sheep and goat show. Brother did really great on his goat. He got third in showmanship and there is a chance he could be showing again in the morning. He also got first in his class on his goat.
After the show we ran an errand and then chilled out for a bit. After being outside in the humid weather I was ready to relax for a bit. We went to the free barbeque that night. Mom and Brother went through first. BIL and I waited. After mom and brother ate we went back to the camper to get bedding for the goats and Wrangler had just pulled up. Wrangler, BIL, and I went through the line and ate. After eating we checked out the carnival. I went on one ride with brother, BIL, and Wrangler. It was the tilt a whirl. That was enough spinning for me. Wrangler and Brother decided to go on the zipper ride. You go head over heels numerous times on that ride. Quite a few people who go on the ride come off looking really green. Wrangler came off really dizzy and worse for the wear. I got him to the pick-up where he laid down for a while. Brother took BIL on a couple more rides for me. We cashed in our prize tokens and called it a night. After taking a good half hour rest Wrangler felt like he could drive home. He headed out in one pick-up and I followed. He made it home and I went on to mom’s to feed her animals that are not at the fair. When I got home with BIL he was already in bed and still was not doing good at all. By the time I got BIL settled and in bed it was after eleven by the time I crawled into bed. Wrangler was asleep and when he woke up this morning seemed to be functioning all right.
I do not know if we are going to the fair today or not. Depends on if BIL feels like going. If we are going we are just going for a little bit and will be home in time for supper. If we do not go I am going to take a nap. I think BIL will be out for a while to if we sit still long enough.
AS Mrs. Wrangler