Fall Fair

Our Fall Fair came to its conclusion today.  Yesterday, Friday, morning, we took our exhibits down to the Community Centre for display and judging.  Wife and Daughter stayed there to help the judges in the baking section.

This morning, I went down to do an hour on the gates taking entrance fees off of the visitors.  The family came down to join me about lunch time; and, after a wander round the exhibits, we went for beef-on-a-bun, pie, and tea.  (The fair is run by an agricultural society in Bruce County: what else are you going to have?)

Lunch over, we headed out to see the horses and sheep.  There were not many horses there as we got a thunder storm with about three inches of rain this morning.  I don’t know that sheep are less highly strung than horses, but they are much cheaper.  So, the 4-H Sheep Club was there in force and put a lot of effort into their show.

Our walk in the cold was relieved by some fries when we got back into the hall.

The final results for the weekend were:

Daughter: 1st for printed cross stitch; 2nd for chocolate brownies; 2nd for chocolate cake; not placed for a necklace which she had made.

Wife: 1st for counted cross stitch; 1st for bread machine white bread; 2nd for pineapple upside down cake; 1st for bread machine cinnamon raisin bread.  (This was a special prize from Fleischmann’s Yeast which included $20, a recipe book, a dough scraper, a rosette, and having her photograph taken.)

Me: 1st for scones in the men only category; 2nd for scones in the open competition; not placed for shortbread.

Son: he did not enter anything because he was between age groups and the section titles did not appeal (girly or childish); but, in the silent auction, he did get a LS Tractors cap donated by J&H Sales and Service.

One of the local doctors had sponsored the chocolate brownie section: he put up the money for the first prize and got to take home the winning entry.  Well, he was looking around at the entries and preferred the look of Daughter’s brownies.  So, at clearing up time, he offered her $10 for her brownies and chocolate cake.  She readily accepted.

The weather was abysmal.  The crowd wasn’t huge.  But, we had a good time and a successful Fall Fair.

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About Tweed and Briar

I am the pastor of a rather conservative rural congregation. My interests alongside of work are hunting, fly fishing, cooking, and life in an agricultural community. By way of family, I have a wife and two children: a daughter and a son. I am of indeterminate age because my wife is a bit younger than I am and my son is ages with some of my friends’ grandchildren. However, to say that I slip smoothly among the generations would imply an agility which I no longer possess. I aspire to the genteel poverty of the country manse.
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One Response to Fall Fair

  1. It was very nice to have to bring only one dessert home! And it was a very enjoyable fair.

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