Before I get to the fair I found out something very interesting while doing a little crafting. As you all know I have told you that it is a good idea to wear rubber gloves while staining. Why you might ask? Well if using oil based stain it does not come off with regular soap and water. OK... this would be why my arms are covered in stain at the moment even though I wore gloves. How did that happen? LOL. So anyway I then needed to do some coffee staining too yesterday. I ran out of gloves, which I sometimes bring home from work in my pockets. Don't worry they are clean... LOL. I headed down to my basement and I had a pair of staining gloves that I figured I'd use for the coffee mixture. Now, I use really cheap instant coffee for my staining. I took all my stuff out to the back deck and started to stain my fabric with my staining gloves on. Did you know that coffee and water will dissolve oil based stain. The old stain just rubbed off the gloves and they looked new again. Hmmm.... imagine what it does to our stomachs. LOL. I think I need another cup!!!
I didn't get a lot of pictures of my DD since she went off with her friends. As you arrive you are greeted by this covered wagon and tractor. Wayne County is mainly and agricultural county. Lots of 4-Hers and farmers. I was once told, but not sure if it is still true that cows out number people.
Once in the gates to your right are the cow barns... I had never seen a cow getting a haircut like this...
Here's looking at you kid... I watched the cows eye follow me through the door.
The kids wanted to ride the rides, but there is a problem when you are short like my son. He's too old for the kiddie rides, but yet to short for the big rides. He got so bored I felt bad for him. I don't ride any rides as I get sick easily. I think he was a little bummed that he didn't see any of his friends to ride with so he was stuck with Mom. He did go on the huge slide that is his favorite. But as the day went on the line got longer and he didn't want to wait.
We went through the barn that has all the fresh produce from peoples gardens and these pumpkins were huge... That's 1010 pounds!!!! You like my unwilling assistant LOL.
I LOVE Indian corn... can you tell???
Of course my son then wanted to see all the tractor displays and tell me what each piece of equipment was and what you use it for. He climbed on a mower so of course more pictures...
Thought these were cute displays and beautiful flowers. All of my flowers have died. LOL. I gave up watering when we weren't getting any rain.
It was very hot but beautiful yesterday. My DD got sunburned on her face. She stayed a little later and her friend's parents brought her home as my son got bored and we left. I came home and did some crafting. We finally got rain last night. Even a thunderstorm!!! YAY we are in need of rain!!!
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