Sunday, July 31, 2011

More about Fair

Fair is over for this year. But there are still pictures to share. 

Kelsey took a pen of three chickens and another pen of one.  All her chickens got blue ribbons.

Hannah took her black blue ribbon bunny by the name of Herbert Ninninger.

 Kelsey is taking her bee project writeup to state fair.  Hannah has her Anzac Biscuits going.  Both girls had several projects that were considered.  They consistently do wonderful projects.  A lot of work goes into each exhibit.  Most of the items that go on to the Iowa State Fair have excellent write ups included with the project.  Unlike at the county fair where the kids talk with a judge, the only communication with the judges is done with the project folder at state fair.  Hannah also has a poster that was a state fair alternate.  For some reason this is going too.  The poster has to be redone as she had used chewing gum on it and because of the heat it melted and ruined part of the poster. 

The friends they stayed with in Australia introduced them to this Assie/New Zealand cookie.

Kelsey did the art work for this poster and made it a fun presentation.

I wanted some original art for one of our guest bedrooms.  This should be fun to frame and hang.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fair Week

Monday was check in day.  Main morning activities were the judging of the non livestock entries.  Each girl had 10-12 items they had made.  They took food projects, posters, a place setting, home improvement items, and art projects.

This was someone's project.  I loved that it said Drew's little sister.
A pink paint job is not authentic but it is cute!! :)

Hannah being judged on her orange muffins.
 Kelsey with her poster on uses for vinegar.

 The waiting area.
 Both girls made baskets.  Kelsey's was an harder one to do called an egg basket.

Kelsey did this water color for me.

Did I say that this building is rather hot????
Did I say that the temperature was in the 90's??

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Wisconsin Dells

As I sit with my iPad in a dark hotel room, Kelsey and Hannah are in the next beds sleeping. Warren is off to meetings at an ag conference. Teenage girls know how to sleep in. I on the other hand have been awake for some time. They spent most on yesterday at the water park here at the resort we are staying at here in the Wisconsin Dells. It has been fun having them along.
Certainly this place is like several (all) others in the area, everything is over priced. The frig and microwave in our room has been handy and a money saver. Warren is gaining from the sessions. With a free afternoon today we my go out on the river in a thing called a duck. Last night was a water show. The tickets were part of the resort stay. At the show I suddenly was not thirsty when presented with paying out three fifty for a small bottled water.