This week we have not only been busy with the beginning of soccer season, it is also the week of our County Fair. This is probably my busiest week of the year. Not only do we have to run back and forth to town to go to soccer practice, we have also had to set up the fair booth, drop off exhibits, and feed and water chickens (thankfully my wonderful husband has taken some of his lunch hour to help with this.) Also this week we had to add in another trip to town to take Christian to the doctor and pick up medicine (he's doing much better now.) Even though it is very busy, the children have a great time and really enjoy our little County Fair. Hopefully I will get some pictures posted on Saturday after the Premium Sale. Alex, Anthony, Nick and Chelsea all entered Poultry Chain chickens and they all got second place. Chelsea also entered the items she made from the Home Furnishings Workshop she went to and got some first and second places for those items. Nick and Chelsea went to a Salsa Workshop and both got 1st place for their Salsa. Nick also entered 2 paper crafts, a ceramic painted piggy bank, a bead light saber, a place mat and a sun catcher and got some 1st and second place ribbons. Alex entered a wooden painted birdhouse, a homemade lava light, a place mat, and a sun catcher and also got some 1st and 2nd place ribbons. Anthony entered a place mat and a sun catcher and both got 1st place. Chelsea's club worked on a booth and got a second place ribbon, and Nick and I helped work on his club's booth and it got Best of Show (thanks to a very creative leader, not me.) It has been a very successful year at the fair for our family.
Saturday the children have to go into the show ring and hold their chickens for the Premium Sale which is when local businesses donate money back to those showing livestock to help pay for their expenses. Please say a quick prayer that Anthony (who is only 5 and can be a bit of a wildcard) will do ok, and nobody will get pecked by their chickens and no chickens will end up flying away. Thanks!