Larry & Cheryl's 2013 Travels travel blog

Nebraska State Fair

Transportation around the fair

Antique Tractor Games Tonight

Beautiful vendor wares

One of many quilts in the competition

I loved this one

Very creative

This is constructed from tuna cans

This is made from vegetable cans

We visited the nursery, so many little piglets

Baby Edgar the bull born today 08/26/13

Gobble Gobble

Interesting Muscovy Duck

Prize Bull Goat

Proud Male Goat standing tall

Cattle herding dog at work

Off duty he was all smiles and wags

Award winning sheep

Dairy information

This prize winning bull was giving us the evil eye

How does this poor fellow even lay down?

Farmers help the food bank

Huge Combine

The Combine's statistics

What a monster

More giant farm equipment

Vegetable Mosaic

Bee Hive, trying to find the Queen

Our golden sunset

We went to the city of Grand Island to attend the big Nebraska State Fair. There were lots of school groups attending today, on a very HOT DAY. They had great animal exhibits from the 4-H and other groups, judging of prize Goat Bucks, barns with huge Angus Steer and one immense long horn steer, working dogs contests, quilt exhibits with very creative patterns and scenes, carnival rides and games and last but not least – HUGE, expensive farm equipment. We had lunch at the Fair, each of us looking over all the vendors and all deciding on the BBQ beef sandwiches, yum!

We really enjoyed sitting in the bleachers watching the judging of the herding dogs. It was the “juvenile (or puppy) division” and some were easily distracted or had not learned to control their enthusiasm as they tried to make the cows go through the gates and pens as instructed by the dog’s owners. There was one really well trained pup that did everything that the owner called out. He ran when he was supposed to, stopped and crouched when commanded. The owner did a good job with him.

We have created a new tradition while here in Nebraska. We stopped at Dairy Queen for a Blizzard on our way home. Hope this does not become a habit, but it sure is good.

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