Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fall, Fair, and Fun

I am back at school and although the days are still hot you can smell fall in the air. That means it's fair time. I  smell the scones now. We will be taking four goats this year, Cora Belle, Northern Belle, Coraline, and our new girl Red Rupee. All goats have had their fair haircuts and we are working on walking and standing without acrobatic moves. Coraline will be a challenge no matter how much we practice.
This year is a test. Can I stop being so competitive and just go and have fun? That's the big question. The fair has grown and become a state fair with a fancy goat show. Exhibitors will come from all over...even out of state. It is going to be fun meeting people from all over but that means more nice goats. We have to step up our game. I fight the feeling that if I can't win I don't want to go. Isn't that a poor sport? But yes I've been known to be a poor sport...just ask the goatfarmer at Herron Hill. She has seen me at my worst. Ok it was 10 pm and we had only been in one of the three rings and I was getting tired and my well trained goat was walking on the ceiling but a poor sport I was.
So this year I'm going to go and have fun. I will smile and congratulate the winners. I am going to chat with my fellow exhibitors, watch the people go by, and eat scones. Lots of scones.

See you at the fair. We will be there Sept. 20-22nd.