Fair Days

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The State Fair of Texas is here!  My family and I love to take our half pint to the fair, eat a corn dog, ride a few rides, but actually my love for the fair goes way back.  I grew up participating in the Western Kentucky State Fair.

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My dad was the president of the Pork Producers Council, so I was either working their food booth, watching tractor pulls or showing livestock.  Yep, that’s me with my grand champion market lamb!

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I showed pigs and sheep for 4H every year and also entered canned goods and vegetables from our garden.  No rides or games for me; that simply wasn’t a part of my fair experience.  Farming was our life, and so that was what I focused on at the fair.  And my prize winning lamb?  We took her to the slaughter house to feed our family.  Life is so different in the country, and I have great memories to share with my kids.

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What are your fair memories?