My middle little sister and I have sore feet and fuzzy teeth today. We have been baking almost nonstop since Sunday morning!
The town in which I live hosts a fair every year that celebrates the farming traditions that built the local economy. There are livestock auctions, terrifying kiddie rides, food stands hosted by every volunteer organization in town, and dozens of contests in which any county resident can enter. The items that can be entered into each contest include but are not limited to goats, pigs, cows, sheep, soybeans, feedcorn, various garden produce, preserves and canned goods, decorated pumpkins, homemade lard, indoor plants, photography, textiles, cut flowers, and baked goods. As I have not sewed much in the last year, my garden is pathetic, and my sole houseplant is not currently blooming, I only entered a few cut flowers and a disgusting amount of baked goods. My middle little sister, Emmi, lives in the county, too, so she came over to contribute to the baking.
I dropped off some flowers on Sunday, but the baked goods are not judged until Tuesday at noon. Tonight, we went to the show to drop off cookies, brownies, cake, and pie totaling 14 entries in all – 6 for Emmi and 8 for me!
Since we were there, we trotted over to the flower displays and guess what? My mums won 4th place and my Russian sage and iris each won 1st in their categories! That would be $10 in my pocket, people. And yes, I have an early-blooming iris that usually reblooms in October.
Tomorrow I will go to the show again to see which of our baked goods entries won prizes, Keep in mind, anyone in the county can enter so really I could be up against some steep competition. Or not.
I’m too tired to write more. Here is a sneak peek at some of our delicious food: