Fsbirdhouse wrote:Elephant Ears, and Funnel Cakes. Trout fillets, and Dutch oven cooking. Getting your picture taken in costume. Buying the Grandkids cotton candy, and yourself a bagel smothered in Salmon. Mountain Dew in a cup. Corn on the cob, and Turkey legs.
Smelling cow poop, and sheep poop, and seeing gargantuan rabbits.
Hearing a tractor pull under the Grandstands. Seeing Kenny Rogers under that same Grandstand the next night.
Seeing groups of just barely teenage girls trying to look so sophisticated and alluring for groups of teenage boys as they pass each other, and then breaking into squeals and giggles 50 ft beyond.
Crowds jostling and bumping, and groups stopping in the middle of the walk to block it all. Propellered spinners, and escaped balloons seen drifting by overhead. Seeing friends and all sorts of every description, and old folk sitting on benches lining the walk.
Ferris Wheels, and Bumper Cars, and throwing darts at balloons. The funhouse, The Flying Hammer, and long lines at the rides.
"You must be this tall to ride this ride"......... and nobody
Is there anything to compare to a country State Fair?
A fall ritual.
Two and one half weeks from today.
Fsbirdhouse wrote:Good old fashioned 'Gully Washer' came rolling into town this evening.
Heavy rain, thunder, a little lightning. Still a light rain falling here now.
August Monsoons they call it.
I like it!
Not one, but now three super dumps have happened this evening, and the radar shows much more on the way.
If it holds together until it all gets here, I won't have to worry about flood irrigating this week either.
Fsbirdhouse wrote:Get caught several miles from the boat launch in an aluminum boat on the river during one.
That'll role your socks up and down for ya!
jdinid wrote:Just read the article on the wheat and hay crop. Given the potential before the rain, it's pretty tragic.
Given how August is going, fall and winter could be interesting. We already have flocks of geese flying over daily, the flock up by the cabin is gone, we have a resident doe already scoping out the area and for first time I can remember, we have a resident covey of quail.
I'm just hoping I get cabin repairs and paint done before it starts to freeze at this point.
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