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I love county fairs. They seem so quintessentially Midwestern and are great places to people watch. Besides, I can get my fill of chickens and goats…wheee!

And my fill of fair food…let’s see we ate sugar waffles, elephant ears, kettle corn, corn dogs, and sweet tea. (Yes, that sound you heard was our respective¬†digestive systems¬†crying out for mercy).

This year we went to the Fulton County Fair, which was much bigger and better than I expected. We had a great time but were a bit wilted by the 90 degree heat. Here are some pics from that day:

Not too happy to be at the fair

Not too happy to be at the fair

a very large rabbitt

a very large rabbitt

with fins!

with fins!

1967 tractor grill front

1957 tractor grill front

Goose!

Goose!

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The Silkie is iconic for its unusual fur-like plumage

Yes, I have been spending WAY too much time at I Can Has Cheezburger (which you either love or hate…there is no middle ground).

I just found out about this organization that encourages city dwellers to keep chickens, Urban Chickens. A local food/garden organization that helps establish garden plots for low income inner city residents is giving this a try, too. I’m curious to see how it turns out, as they are also going to have goats.

And now…I want a chicken! Last summer, my sister and I went to the county fair and saw some very freaky and some very beautiful chickens. Wish I had some pics from that…maybe next time. Not that I really could handle the work required to keep chickens even if I did live in a “pro-chicken city” (as their website says…I can just see that on the signs entering the city now…).

Check out the design for the Chicken Tractor…how cool is that!

Now for something very, very strange: You’ve got to know your chicken

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