Friday, July 22, 2005

County Fair

I went to the County Fair today, but I did not take my camera with me.  Big mistake.

On the old folks home bus were three residents, and three staff.  We were met at the fair but three 4H youth as guides.  Our party of nine was just the right size.  We toured the Pavilions with the fine art and the home arts, including the quilting and the baking.

We viewed people's collections of toys, miniatures, memoribilia. Two of us got to milk a cow, but I declined.  I have never milked a cow and was not about to start today.  Farther on a Gurnsey was giving birth and we arrived a few minutes after it had calved.  We watched the calf pull himself together, and make his first efforts to stand up.  (No one actually knew whether it was a male or female.  The staff was letting the mother bond with it without their coming near it.  What is the term?)

All of this and hamburgers too.  It was a great day with souveniers, but no picturres.

9 comments:

robinngabster said...

I hope you weren't eating hamburgers in front of the cows.  :)

plieck30 said...

I just woke John up to ask him what the name is for a cow and calf bonding. Would you believe as many cows and baby calves he has had, and does have now he doesn't know the answer to that question? Now that will drive me crazy for days. Paula

chasferris said...

IMPRINT.  Isn't that the word we are looking for?  Thanks for jogging my memory.
Chuck

judypearllove said...

what an exciting day. I love it when I get to see one of my colts born. I had a goat that would not let her baby nurse so for 6 days we would milk her against her will and give it to the baby in a bottle then we started the baby on powdered goat milk in a bottle. sounds like you had a great day wish you had pics.

fisherkristina said...

Oh that sounds like a great day!  I would have loved to have seen that calf.  

Krissy
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fitzzer said...

How cool - I would have loved to have been there. ~ Lori

emfeasel said...

:)   E

sylviam4000 said...

Sounds like you had a good day. Wish you had some pics though. Take care.
Sylvia x

mavarin said...

Imprinting, definitely.  Next time, take the camera! (But I don't think I want to see a photo of a newborn calf, anyway, so yo're off the hook this time.) ;) - Karen