What a day, what a week. Hit the road bright and early to judge crops at the Clark County Fair. They had a great show but the drought did take its toll.
Anything green got hurt by the heat. Cole crops, green beans, even cucumbers and pumkins. I saw some amazing ears of corn and stalks of corn but no pods on the beans. That is quite unusual.
It didn't hurt the numbers any because it took me the best part of the day to do it. Indeed my head did hurt when I was finished. It always is. It is hard to focus and compare so many hundred of entries. There must have been 50 plates of tomatoes just in the FFA class, let alone the open class. Their tomatoes are well ahead of ours and ahead of last year.
I saw a lot of things better than what we raised and I saw some things that weren't as good. The champion corn stalks were a little better than mine but our beans do have pods on them. Our pumpkins were even better and usually I get beat in that comparison.
On the way home I stopped to see our new grand daughter and the competition didn't matter anymore. She sure is beautiful as they all are. I am so happy for Erik and Tara, it couldn't happen to two nicer and more deserving people even if they are family.
The oldest grand daughters are here for the night and we just fnished our bonfire after picking up sticks from the wind storm and tidying up the place a little. The girls drove the Mule better than they ever have so they are growing up on us.
Thank you Lord for answered prayer and the peaceful feeling it gives.
Have a great Sabbath,