They spent quite a few nights at the 4-H center here learning about potato defects and listening to talks on potato farming that past couple months. Apparently there is a lot more to potato farming than we knew! It really just made us laugh whenever we talked about it though. It reminded us of that Napoleon Dynamite scene where Napoleon is judging milk at the state fair.
"This tastes like the cow got into the onion patch."
|This is very serious business. They had clipboards and everything!|
|Could it be rhizoctonia or sunburn? Oh the pressure!|
This was a great excuse to get out to the Farm Show and they all had a fascinating time. No one could stop talking when they got home, each one interrupting the next as they tried to tell me everything they saw. I had to stay home with Claire because of the Lily and the puppies, but I will definitely be making an effort to go next time. Some highlights:
|The famous butter sculpture.|
|Long legged chickens.|
|Burgers made completely out of mushrooms.|
|More cows than you could count.|
|How many cinder-blocks can your horses pull?|
|Even the security was on horseback.|
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