Wednesday, August 31, 2011

In the Barn at the Alaska State Fair

Yesterday was a slow sort of day at the Alaska State Fair -- the crowd was light until after the Charlie Daniels concert.  And even then, the demographic was all wrong for the kind of things we sell. 

I took the opportunity to visit the animals in the barn.  Ever since I've gotten to know Pricilla and Abby, there is a special place in my heart for goats.

The goats were especially cute this year.  They love a little head scratch.

And fresh hay is always welcome.

How about this little cutie?

Who added this sheep to the mix?  He/she was exceptionally soft.

As I said, yesterday was slow, so we ate a lot.  We ate a seafood platter (fried, of course) and it was delicious.  We also enjoyed a bunch of Macho Nachos with the works - chicken, beans, guacamole, olives, cheese, jalapenos, sour cream and salsa.  And the day wouldn't be complete without a batch of freshly baked cookies from the Hoop 'n Hula cookie booth.  They provide hula hoops for you to practice with while you wait for your cookies to finish baking.  Quite a treat, really.

If you are interested in all the food we have to choose from, have a look at this page.  Every day involves quite a few decisions.  And just in case you were curious, we did indeed eat a bucket of donuts from the Rollin' Donuts booth the other day.  The bucket was cute and now it's empty.


Pricilla said...

Aaah, so you work off your calories BEFORE you eat them. Hmmmm

Thanks for the photos of my cousins.

shari said...

Goats are SO CUTE!! I especially like those little pigmy goats that they have in Oregon.... I forget where I saw them. They were minuscule!

It sounds like you're eating your way thru the fair. That's what I did at Musikfest... eat, drink and shop! Oh, I listened to music, too... while I ATE and DRANK.