Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sunday Fair

There's something so old-fashioned about a state fair. So Rogers and Hammerstein. I just love them.

I'd never been to the NC fair before but was so delighted by our morning there.

We saw the sweetest little animals. These piglets remind me of the one that my sister had as a child. Don't be fooled: they are strong and loud. We lived in a nice residential neighborhood and before the pig got too big my sister would put a fuchsia and rhinestone leash on it, don high heels, and walk that swine around the block. As it got older it would get out of its pin and folks would leave messages on our voicemail saying, "Uhmmm...there's a pig in our yard, and I'm thinking it might be yours... ".

This is I.M. That's his name. His owner told me that he is a stud donkey and that he has 12 girlfriends. What a job. I told him I thought I.M.'s name should be Hef.

So of course the best thing about a fair is the crap food, and Pete and I ate our fair share of tubular meat and funnel cakes and apple cider.

The fair has a sweet, Mayberry-type feel to it. We were there on Sunday morning so there were gospel sings.

I think these are mules. Such docile creatures, and so content.

It does. It really does.


ahna said...

I am glad to see that you are back. Sorry that your week was so ... lonely?
Aren't fairs wonderful? They are so peaceful and quaint. I love the fair that we have in MN. Of course, that happens in August, so it's still warm enough for all of us folk up here.
I love your photos. Thanks,

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

Such great pictures! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

by Johanna Brandvik said...

I love the 4-H exhibits. And the mini-donuts. I mean, especially the mini-donuts. It looks like you are taking full advantage of the beautiful autumn. Cheers!

Bethany said...

Oh! The FAIR!!!
Growing up a kid in Chicago, I had never been to the fair. That is, until I moved to Iowa and went to the Iowa State Fair.

North Carolina's looks even better! How Mayberry is right! Perfect!

Such great pictures...and we missed you!

Arielle said...

Just wanted to say a quick "hello." I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now. It is highly enjoyable and your work is beautiful and creative. I've bookmarked you not only in my private log, so that I can keep visiting, but on my own blog as well in the "Blogs I Enjoy" category. Thanks for sharing your talents and life. Very nice to "meet" you.

Sew Succulent said...

Glad everyone shares my loves of the fair. Sadly, I didn't find any mini-donuts at this one, but if I had, I'da been all over those babies.

welcome, arielle! Thanks for your sweet note. glad you enjoy the blog.