Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sneak Peek

Opening day of the Middlesex County Fair (NJ) is tomorrow, August 6.  While dropping off photos for the photo exhibit and competition, I got a sneak peek.  It was a little early so not much was set up.  I imagine they will work through most of the night to get things ready and into full swing for tomorrow.  I've always looked forward to the fair.  Hoping for sunny skies and starry nights for a fun time.


Nothing runs like a Deere.




These two were just too cute!
Looking for a hand-out or
hoping to make a break.


Do they realize these earrings do not match?
Wardrobe!  Would someone please get me Wardrobe!

I can't do a thing with my hair in this humidity!

17 comments:

  1. I love the first photo of the goats and the cow photo. The colors are great. I can honestly say I have never been to a county fair - I would love to go to one. Again, great photos - keep 'em coming!

    Matt

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  2. By the way, good luck in the photo competition/exhibit (not like you need it ;)

    Matt

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    1. LOL...I'll be sure to tell the judges you said that! And most of the animal shots were underexposed. I had to shot in a hurry and just couldn't get my settings straight. Thank God for RAW! :)

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  3. lol! i can relate to the chicken!
    best of luck competing! let us know which photos you entered!

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  4. I love fairs! This year we are going to go to the New Jersey "State" Fair in Sussex County. Not sure why they have the title of "State" fair because really the state fair is held at the Meadowlands, right? But, that's what they call it. Good luck in the contest and I hope you get some good shots at the fair.( I hope I do too!) ;)

    When I took a photo of a cow when we were in Colorado with different colored ear tags by sister commented that the cow was right on trend with the fashion of wearing two different earrings. So your cow is trendy too.

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  5. The goats are adorable. Troublesome, but adorable. Good luck with the photo competition!

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  6. oh boy .. cant wait to see more

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  7. These are so good...the chicken is funny ....I think you should win the competition!

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  8. Good luck with the competition!

    I wonder how guys (I think it's a guy thing, isn't it??) get their tractors and the tires so clean. It looks like they've never been used. And the animals always look like they've been so loved and groomed. I can't imagine how 4H kids part with them. (Love your animal shots and the captions are perfect.)

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    1. Those tires are amazing! I'm a 4H member from way back. We didn't concentrate on animals; we learned to cook and sew. In fact, that is where I learned to boil water....don't laugh, I'm serious. There were no uniforms or selling things; it cost us very little money and gave us invaluable tools for life. So glad I didn't have any animals...I probably would still be holding on to that goat! I'm looking forward to catching more animal this week. Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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    2. I was first impressed with the 4H members when I saw what they did raising Guide Dogs for the Blind (especially when they handed them back after 9 months of love and care). Then I began to notice them with animals large and small at county fairs and realized that the critters looked so beautiful because of the care and grooming the kids lavished on them. There's definitely a place for kids to learn to cook and sew but it's also so nice to see country kids to learn animal husbandry.

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    3. Right Kay, animal husbandry is prime for the 4H. The cooking and sewing were things that my group concentrated on since we did not have access to facilities appropriate for raising animals.

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  9. There's something so fun about the county fairs - I guess it's the draw of the animals. We didn't go this year and now I'm kind of regretting it. But I get to enjoy your lovely photos instead. And I love the captions!

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  10. I just love the fair! The ones around here are late September into October.

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    1. Amy,
      Stopped by your blog…what wonderful photos!
      I especially enjoyed the aperture series since I’ve just started to really ‘investigate’ that mode on my camera. Up until recently, I’ve been strictly manual.
      I will be stopping by often!

      Thanks for visiting! And, again, great photos!

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  11. Gotta get to a fair one day. Looks like fun.

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