Tuesday, July 14, 2009

That time of year again

Today is the first day of the Lincoln County Fair. I've been a part of the fair in some form or another for 12 years now and I can't believe it's been that long! I've either been showing, judging or on court and it looks as though things will remain that way for some time. Alex and I took his sheep up this morning and weighed it in for the market show tomorrow - 100 pounds even! This year is quite interesting having David around. He was a big hit this morning with everyone in the sheep barn... he's definitely the favorite, lol. Tomorrow, Alex will be showing his lamb and I will be doing my Pampered Chef booth. Thursday Alex will sell his lamb and the fair will be half way over - it goes so fast! Friday I will be judging the Lead Line... Kids dress up in wool and walk around with their sheep to show the versatility of wool. I used to do this when I was younger and it really sucks when it's 100 degrees. Fortunately, this year won't be quite that hot - yes! Saturday is the worst day in my opinion. At 9 in the morning, the breeding sheep show starts and will last until about 5 in the evening - yuck. I may have to show Alex's sheep since he also has a baseball tournament all week long. It's a stressful and hectic week we have ahead of us... why do we all think it's so fun?


Caryn said...

My one piece of advice for the fair: DON'T SIT DOWN! I've done two fairs so far and one more at the end of August, and anytime I sit down, no one stops by. Stand up, be engaging, and talk to people as they walk by. :) Good luck!

Another Duree Family said...

Sitting? Yeah.... We didn't even have chairs, lol. Silly me thinking they would provide us with something as complicated as chairs! I ended up borrowing some from my mom's friend, but didn't have much of an opportunity to use them unless I was feeding David. Jason was a TON of help! He should get into marketing because I don't think I would have been as successful if he hadn't been there, lol

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