The State Fair seem so long ago now, but it was only last weekend. I wrote a post about our sheep exhibit and our wins. But I also wanted to share some of my other favorites before I move on to my next adventure (coming up this week!!).
I didn’t venture far from the barn this year because it was so busy. However I always like to see The Farm. Here was one unique flower display.
This sign explains what many people who live in other parts of the country don’t realize about most of California.
Here is a further illustration of why much of California would be considered a desert if it were not for irrigation water.
Back in the barn, the longhorns are always a favorite.
As my friends know I’m not a big fan of llamas or other camelids (at least not up close), but they do make good subjects for photography.
Our neighbors to the back were some lustrous, fluffy Karakuls.
Julie, (our favorite bunny lady from our spring Open House and sheep and goat breeder) had a display down the aisle from us. This is one aspect of her display that shows fleece from a variety of breeds. Julie won several well-deserved awards this year for her display.
We had new neighbors across the aisle. Being Angora goat (mohair) exhibitors they were new to the Marketing Award competition, but they did a superb marketing display and won first in that category this year. We enjoyed getting to know them and teaching one of their members to spin (see the last post about the fair).
I watched from my sheep pens while they took their goats to the show ring on Saturday morning. The method was to open the gates and hope they all followed the leaders, which mostly worked.
Bringing a stubborn kid to the ring.
I wish that we could show rams beyond yearlings. This aged buck was impressive.
These photos almost make me think…
…about having an Angora goat again…
…but then I’d have to deal with a GOAT.