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County Fair Results 2009

ok, going to brag a little 8) My wife Laura (a.k.a. Nancy) and I love the fair
..sorry a couple are fuzzy/blurry..had an issue with the glass glare.. [img]https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Phlaura/squint.gif[/img][img]https://www.imageviper.com/displayimage/142709/0/tall1.jpg[/img]
Tallest corn (dent variety Bloody Butcher 11 ft. 6") (Blue ribbon 1st place)

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Laura's French Tarragon dried herb (White ribbon 3rd place)

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Yukon Golds (Red ribbon 2nd place)

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My SECRET Spaghetti sauce ( Reserve Champion )

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Laura's Carrots ( Reserve champion)

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Laura's Cosmos ( Blue ribbon 1st place)

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Laura's Mystic Fairy Rose ( Red ribbon 2nd place) Mothers Day gift from Me

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My Rye bread ( Grand Champion )

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My Herb display ( Red ribbon 2nd place )

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My Salsa ( Red ribbon 2nd place )

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My Red onions ( Blue ribbon 1st place )

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Laura's Plum jelly ( Blue ribbon )

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Laura's Raspberry jelly ( Red ribbon )

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Laura's Applesauce ( Red ribbon 2nd place ) sorry its blurry

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Laura's Choc. cake ( Blue ribbon 1st place ) Secret recipe

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CONGRATULATIONS!! :clap:

That is a great list of accomplishments!
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Congrats!

That Rye bread looked delicious, it's all gone! :shock:
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Wow! That is very, very impressive. I'll bet the other gardeners in the area dread your arrival each year. Were I in your area (and a fair contestant), I think I'd recon your garden before planting mine :P
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I could have sent you a stalk measuring 13' 8" at the moment... Local county fair is next month and barring any environmental or bird damage a couple are going. Indian corn variety, which one I am not sure as it was a "mix"... Some bloody big stalks and has an ear on it that's going to go at least 13"...

The 3 or 4 inches of rain I'm going to get today should really get the Dill Giants putting on some weight fast...

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Cool, lets eat. That is some tall corn did you get much corn from it?

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That's awesome! Congratulations!

Thanks for sharing ;)

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Way to go!

Quite a bit of nice looking food there!

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Wow! Neat!
Can I have that last piece of chocolate cake? :-()

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Congratulations on all your prizes and harvest!!! You worked hard and you and your wife deserve those awards!!! This week and next week are our fair up here, this week I really didn't have anything to havest except peas. I am hoping maybe I will have something to harvest next week when they have their second veggie harvest to put in the fair next week. If not I may try to put some baked stuff in next week. Next year I will definitely have something to put in next year because, I am going to start my garden earlier next year, so I will have some stuff to put in. Tammy

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I'm jealous of the lot of you. The last time our 'County Fair' had preserves or crop contests, I was too young to participate. They still have 4-H and FOA, but mostly its carney scams and fast-talking cons dressed up to look respectable.

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Jeeeez,What didnt you win? Great lookin stuff.Keep up the good work :)
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Earl K wrote:Jeeeez,What didnt you win? Great lookin stuff.Keep up the good work :)
That might have been as easier read. :D

But way to go, I'm very impressed, now what is your secret. Oh yeah you can't tell us or it wouldn't be a secret. :) Oh what happened to giant pumpkins?

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Wow. Great job. Everything looks so good.
Gardens are a little bit of heaven on earth.

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Thanks everyone, we love the fair, and await it each year like a kid waits for Christmas...
Simple pleasure for simple folks...we enter every year it is just fun to compete, but placing is GREAT



Stella, what I love is when they ask Us:
what did you feed them...
I say compost, horse [img]https://www.imageviper.com/displayimage/134941/0/Chitbiggest.gif[/img] and dead fish :lol:

Rootsy, 13' 8" that would be a winner for sure, best take it in to the fair...how much weight are your AG's putting on per day?
Don't you love it when they gain 20-30 pounds a day... :D

Tom, the stalks are averaging 3 ears per stalk, there are a couple with 4...
It's Bloody Butcher, and if you've ever had fresh ground meal from it...store bought will never taste the same,the red kernels grind into this excellent meal with a pinkish cast to it, YUMM. getting hungry thinking about it

Kgal... Wish I would have sent the last piece to SOMEBODY.....the cake was EXCELLENT; however, it wasn't as good after a week at the fair
:shock: (pass the pepto please)

Earlk and gixxerific...
well we entered 40 entries, and won 17 ribbons (and 63 $$) so there were many catagories we did not win in...

the culinary department had 747 entries alone, the vegetable and grains has over 600 entries...more this year than ever, the competition was tough...
and, we are, although NOT certified, 100% organic...so those folks with 20 pound cabbages and 5 pound potatoes...blew us out of the water
:roll:
and I was bit surprized when my Rye Bread won the champion ribbon, because I also entered white bread, that I personally thought was Da bomb 8)

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Wow! and weren't you the one that mentioned how much work goes into preparing for a fair entry? Congrats!

I want to try growing that extra-tall corn!! I have a private campaign going to grow extra tall "grass" in my lawn every year. 8) :wink:

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just goner slide in here and say "wow" bet your proud.I love the county fairs,but not the traffic.
I must go down to the sea again,to the lonely sea and sky,I left my socks and shoes there I wonder if there dry.

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applestar wrote:Wow! and weren't you the one that mentioned how much work goes into preparing for a fair entry? Congrats!

I want to try growing that extra-tall corn!! I have a private campaign going to grow extra tall "grass" in my lawn every year. 8) :wink:
:lol: thats funny Appestar...I have a campaign going that is similar...
If it's tilled...the mower can rest...
mo garden = less lawn

CW, our county fair is the biggest and oldest in the state...the crowds are pretty bad, we slip into a Luthern Churches parking lot (5 bux) that joins the grandstand where the exhibits are..check out the entries, grab a snack at a near by vendor...then we are Outa there...don't like crowds myself...lived in the sticks most of my life

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I'm totally with you on that.Our county fair is just about to finish,I only live five minutes from the fair grounds,yesterday it took me an hour and a half to get home but its only once a year so I guess that's ok.
I must go down to the sea again,to the lonely sea and sky,I left my socks and shoes there I wonder if there dry.

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