Sedum Autumn Joy
Rudbeckia, Knockout Roses and the Juniper that fell over last winter (seems to have recovered)
We even got in a little kite flying
On Sunday, we made our way to Elkhorn to the Walworth County Fair. The fair dates back to 1850 and is everything you can imagine about an old fashioned county fair, rides, philly cheese steaks, corn dogs, cotton candy, homemade lemonade and even the church hall diner (where we ate).
Lots of horse races
The vintage church dining hall where we had lunch
We had come to the fair two years ago but it was so hot we could barely move through the congested aisles of concessions. I remember lots of funnel cakes, my daughter riding a camel, a man carving beavers out of wood and my grandchildren posing on a fire engine. This year, it was all about looking for the scariest ride, the tornado, silver streak, tilt a whirl, bumper cars, fireball and the octopus.
My favorite as a child, much to my mother's dismay, I came home with lots of goldfish!
Picture perfect veggies competing for a ribbon
Pastry ribbons, the one in the middle won first prize.
This one won the blue ribbon
What a departure from my everyday life, miles and miles of farmland and open fields, a pristine blue sky and even though we saw many locals pulling out their BlackBerrys, there is still a feeling of the simple life. I am not sure I could live there full time, but it is certainly a relaxing break from the daily treadmill of city life.