Wednesday, July 24, 2013
You could not ask for a more beautiful southern Indiana day! Is this really July? The temperature is 78 with a gentle breeze blowing, and the sky is a brilliant blue. It is very pleasant to be outside today, quite unlike the typical hot, humid July day here. The guys are using this pleasant weather day to do more painting on a couple of our buildings. They are rolling on a good coat of bright white, making the shop and the tractor storage building look like new. The added benefit is that it extends the life of the buildings, too. So, we are doing what our dad used to call “beautifyin’ the homestead”. We continue the family tradition of trying to keep the place looking good.
It is county fair week here, and the early-week heat has given in to this cooler day. We attended the goat show last evening, the beef show this morning, and intend to see the sheep show this evening. Pat’s cousins have kids showing their goats and sheep, and many of the kids at church have exhibits and livestock at the 4-H show. It is neat to see them compete at the fair. Eli Carie, the son of Pat’s cousin CJ, had the grand champion Boer goat, and his sister Gretchen won showmanship!
The Knox County fair is the oldest county fair in Indiana, and it has a strong tradition of quality 4-H competition. And, of course, who can resist the corn dogs and lemonade shake-ups?