Thursday, July 16, 2009

Kane County Fair

I went to the county fair today. I learned a few things:

1. Sheep are judged in a couple of categories: for the quality of their wool and in a category called "meat". Farmers are very matter-of-fact about the sources of our food.

2. Goats can be cute. Plus, some of them have rectangular (horizontally oriented) eye pupils that make them look like creatures from another planet. I was told that the ones at the show are quite friendly because they tend to be bottle-raised. And, they were.

3. There are some really beautiful chickens. Plus, roosters make way too much noise.

4. Cows can be really large. Enough said.

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