Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Skamania County Fair

Last month Madeline participated in the Skamania County Fair with her 4H group. They camped for 5 days. It was originally supposed to be Joe and the two older kids but stomach flu hit the first night and Michael came home so Joe took Marah. Once Michael was better we traded again and then me and the little girls at home got sick. Oh it was an interesting week.

Chickens had to have a bath. I guess it strips their feathers and then stimulates them to produce oil which will make them nice and shiny for the fair. They were not enjoying themselves.
"What are you guys doing?"
We had to be careful not to get the water in their faces so only dunked and swished from the neck down.
A soppy wet Goldie. She was not happy and proceeded to dust bathe after an hour long grooming session to get all her feathers back in place.
"Poor chickens"
The carnival at the fair.

Kids had a blast on the rides.
Michael did NOT enjoy the zipper.
Best slide ever
Madeline's show chicken Little Bo Peep.
One of her other chickens won Reserve Champion
Another won Champion.
All dressed up for showing her chicken
All lined up for the judges.
Blue ribbon
On the last day Michael was stepped on by a cow. He is fine and I thank God. 1200 lb cow plus Michael's foot could have been a lot worse than the bruise he recieved.
Maddy and one of her 4H buddies.

And I will leave you with this. There was a playground at the park and this tree was in the center. Do you see it? Very fitting as I sat and nursed Naomi right here.

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