Friday, September 17, 2010
WNC Mountain Fair, Fletcher
Last weekend hubby and I went tot the WNC Mountain State held in Fletcher. He likes to go for the produce, flowers and crafts while I like the animals. We are both too old for the rides!
We got there in time for a sheep exhibition and judging. These young boys were very serious about showing their sheep. I got a kick out of the colorful blankets the sheared sheep wore in between their shows.
The llamas were lovely in various shades of browns, blacks and creams. So soft and fluffy. This young girl was busy hosing down her horse outside the barns - it was a sunny breezy day but not really hot. I guess this is good weather for the animals. Hope it holds all week.
This youngster was worn out already and sound asleep inside one of the barns. The cows were impressive but the size of the Brahmans was just a sight to see. Usually raised in warm southern climates for beef, these guys are dairy cows here and raised for their cheese! I love their soft eyes and long floppy ears.
We visited all the barns - chickens, turkeys, goats but the pigs were not to be found but these two - their show day was in the middle of the week and more would be coming for that.
I will post another round of fair photos next week covering the produce, crafts and farm equipment - come on back for that. We are joining in on Scenic Sunday, Friday My Town Shoot Out, and Camera Critters this week so be sure to visit them.