I say it every year.
We really are a little less country and a little more rock and roll.
But 4-H and the opportunities that being a part of that community and our county fair present, are priceless. I'm pretty sure the years have taught my kids that they don't want to grow up to be farmers. It's a hard life full of hard work. Hopefully, however, they've learned to value hard work and the product of it.
It helps too, when you walk away clean sweep winners with $5075.00 to split for a summer's worth of work.
And who wouldn't want to be immortalized forever on the side of the fairground's barns??
It's impossible to fully appreciate the entire experience with out a little video help ;)
And on a musical selection note ... I heard this song on the radio and was utterly repelled by the lyrics. That is, until I heard a cleaned version one day going to and from the fair grounds covered in dirt, shavings, and chicken mess.
I nearly died laughing putting it into a different perspective; the blurred lines of loving the animals we rely on as a food source.
Love it or hate it .... here we go ...