Tuesday, August 12, 2008

County Fair Parade

The culmination of weeks of fair preparation....the parade. Laurel is in the middle. This is an action shot of the girls throwing candy to the crowd. Bill thought ours was the best float in the parade--but of course he's biased! A wonderful time was had by all.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Farewell old friend

After a dozen good years with us, and thirteen years of age, our good 'ole farm dog Ajax left this world for greener pastures. He posed for this picture as the poster boy for a county wide animal control campaign I was involved with 7 years ago. He's a very good actor---looking very much like the abandoned animals he represented in this picture, which he certainly was not. It's my favorite photo of him. You will be missed old friend.

This years fruit harvest is outstanding! This is just part of what I was able to get off the Colonade tree this year. Most of it will be pie filling, but some will be made into applesauce and maybe apple butter. I guess after last years frost, the trees are working overtime. I wish the vegetables were doing as well this year. We've been struggling to get stuff to to market...not sure why. Well, at least we have some apples!