"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Saturday, July 24, 2010

In NY:
We went to the local fair recently (my 2nd fair this summer!) in the next village over from ours.  This particular fair is over 120 years old...my mom used to go to it when she was a kid growing up here.  She'd be pleased that we went.  I have always wanted to go but just never did...don't know why, really...  Well, now I'm able to check that off my list.  What fun it was! It was a very small version of the huge county fair I went to in SD earlier, and in a very different, very rural area with lovely farms and tiny villages all around...just like the village I live in when I am here.  Mostly we looked at the animals...my favorite...well, I like baked goods, too...heh...but this time it was animals all the way...
This guy realllly wanted me...or maybe it was the paper I had in my hand or maybe my purse looked especially yummy.  He had a rather disconcerting look about him and he was almost as tall as me when he stood up on his hind legs and tried to get over the side of the pen.  I took his picture quickly and moved on.

This mom had her hands full, let me tell you...

These guys were actually butting heads...hilarious! They were so tiny they were able to walk in between the slats in the pen and so were wandering all over the goat tent.  Goats crack me up, they are SO assertive...
This guy not only had a blue ribbon, he also had a huge trophy.  He was spectacular!

To cute and too tiny for words...=-)

Ditto!  OMG!

Tuckered out...finally...

And here was a very cute human sorta-baby:

This little guy had just won a blue ribbon with his calf...so sweet...both of 'em...look at those faces!

All that, and we were home before noon.  That is my kind of activity...short, sweet, and outta the heat... before it gets a chance to do me in!

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

PS: JenClair, my new header is for YOU!


Linda said...

Sweet post~ what adorable little goats!

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Rian said...

I just love goats. They're so adorable. I love to see the animals at the fair, too.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I love a good country fair. We always used to go to the Cobleskill Sunshine Fair. The Ag building were the places I loved best. Those animals shots are just precious. The 4-Hers take such pride in their animals.

jenclair said...

Love all of your pictures, but especially that wonderful rooster!

What a gorgeous header! Queen Ann Reigns Again!