A couple of weeks ago Kim and I decided to attend our local fair. We hadn't been in years.
Years and years.
We'd forgotten that if you're not interested in the rides (I'm not) or doing some drinking (at the fair? Ditto), then what are you left with? Let's see, the lousy and expensive food (yuck), viewing the exhibits (not too bad) and checking out the 4-H exhibits (yay!).
I loved, loved all the personalized 4-H stuff. Look at this cute sign made by the bunny's owner. You could really tell how much the kids love their animals.
The bunnies on exhibit were precious and beautiful.
What really got our attention though were the chickens of course. There were some very pretty ones.
The roosters were crowing their little hearts out.
We saw a Barred Plymouth Rock chicken, aged 1 1/2 years so we realized that Tootsie is just about full grown.
Speaking of the chicks (how can I not???), they're making pests or is it pets of themselves; coming into the kitchen whenever they can get away with it. From what I hear it's normal behavior. Either they're just curious or very social. Whatever the reason, Chelsea is so jealous she now shows interest in any treat the chickens receive including corn on the cob and broccoli.
Tootsie is still in charge and pecks Chelsea whenever she feels the need. Chelsea has started growling when she feels threatened though and Tootsie backs off occasionally. There is definitely a duel going on.
This squirrel decided our bird house made a perfect home.
S/he has enlarged the hole on the front for easier access. I guess it loved the "porch" on the house as it was lounging on it the other evening as the sun was setting. Lucky squirrel.
I'm back at work. My flu/cold is manageable at least. Our weather has started cooling down. The asters and mums are starting to bloom. This weekend I'll get to see another couple of local garden blogger's gardens. Looking forward to that. And to visiting with them again.
I managed to pick up some plants at Edward's Nursery plant sale last week. Happy with what I chose.
That's been the excitement around here.
I'll post one pic of the morning glories which are blooming so prettily now.