Here they are critters buggin'. An earless goat, it's rumored he lost them in an all in game of Texas Hold 'Em. The black sheep of the family with a barf bucket. Must've sent a ewe to do a rams drinkin'. Pig milk, that's just a rude thought, I'll try never to have that thought again, forgive me. Dolly Llama and an ever so freaky demon goats. 4-H, does that stand for Hellish, Horrid, Hideous, Hud?? Thank God I'm a city boy.
Posted by PJMcD at 9:49 PM
Sunday, August 16, 2009
This week end we went to the Jefferson Co. fair in the Port Townsend area. It was a true "country fair". There were no rides, no midway of any kind, just 4H livestock and critter competitions. The coolest thing I've seen lately was the Draft Horse Team pulls. The horses we saw were the middle weight class. What they do is hook a team of (2) horses to a sled loaded with 500 lb. blox of concrete to see which team can pull them the furtherest, or @ least to a predetermined distance. The teams that give a "FULL PULL" move on to the next round where 500 more lbs are added until a winner is crowned. It was amazing to see the pure power of these animals. It also made me think of the progress these "Beasts of Burden" helped bring to the frontier of America. And although I was only 60 or so miles from the heart of Seattle, this tradition of Teamster Pulls was being kept very much alive, as it should be @ this little fair.
Oh and the winning team are the first and third photos shown here with a 12' pull of 8,000 lbs.
Posted by PJMcD at 8:24 PM