Every August, we visit the County Fair. It is a summer tradition. We visit every 4-H barn to see all the chickens, turkeys, ducks, rabbits, cows, goats...well, you get the idea. In each barn, my children see a sign for an animal for sale, and decide we need that animal; until we make it to the next barn and see another animal for sale sign. We somehow leave each year without a new pet.
The sheep below was so funny. He was rather vocal during the entire competition which lead to lots of giggles in the crowd. He was beautiful though, and won his competition.
On our first trip through the pig barn, every single pig was asleep. We made a second visit later, and this cutie was awake.
We love watching the dock dogs and were so impressed to see how far these dogs could jump. Out dog is drawn to water, so we spent a lot of time wondering if she would like to participate in this. Although most of the dogs competing were retrievers, it was exciting to see a Spaniel, German Shepard and a New Foundland compete.
No dog is forced to jump. Those who got up there and didn't want to, didn't jump. Those who did jump, really wanted to jump. They were so excited and the moment they were given the command that they could jump, they leaped into the water to retrieve a toy.