Here’s a visual of our day at the fair…
Coming into Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Getting close to the dock. I love the overcast and foggy mornings we’ve had most of this month that break into warmth and sunshine by noon (usually). This second day of the fair gave us a little rain in the afternoon.
Every year crowds of people load the ferry from near and far to head to the classic, small town
Riders getting ready for the ring
The Swine Hall Can’t remember what this little cute guy was. Berkshire maybe? These are Tamworths another Heritage Breed. These breeds are raised by small producers. Commercial pork producers use crossbred pigs that are able to survive over-crowding and un-naturally fast growth Local Harvest is a national organization I’ve mentioned in past posts providing links to local farms, organic meats and products from a farm near you. If you are in the Seattle area please check out Farmstr a new organization started by Janelle at Talk of Tomatoes for hooking up farmers and consumers in the Pacific Northwest. Our good friend’s daughter showing her pet chicken. The 4-H program provides agricultural education, leadership and a lot more all rapped up with fun for youth. I wish I could relive my childhood and join.Assortment of eggs from a variety of chickens, ducks, peahens and quails.
We caught a moment of these pooches with their feverish energy. They were burning about about 1000 calories a minute. And then there were cows. O loves cows So much that he smiled as he watched her nibble at his sleeve He grew up working on the farm next door We kind of want one of our ownSheep. I like them but don’t have the same affinity as with pigs, goats and the cow
One week old pygmies. They were the size of a kitten and tucked back into their dog kennel before I could snap a photo O had a soft spot for this Pygmy. We think he was pouting due to the kitten size baby goats in the adjacent stall getting all the attention. Last one. Don’t forget there are loads of flowers, veggies, pickles and jams to be seen and judged. Also the crafts, yarns and sheep to shawl. But for me, I’m mostly about the animals.
These were stuffed in our gobs as we walked rapidly to catch the ferry to Orcas. Then since it was an hour late, we had to eat ice cream too. It was fair day after all.
See here… last summer practicing :)