Friday, July 22, 2011

Signs of Summer

Last week, it was time for the ancient and honorable rural tradition that brings together man, beast and carnival equipment -- the county fair. Because the rhubarb reign studio/workshop is directly across the street from the fairgrounds, we feel part of the excitement every year.

This year, even more so. My husband is worship leader for our church's band, which performed one evening:

And my son's girlfriend, Courtney, was one of 2 county-wide 10-Year Achievers. She was also runner-up for Fair Queen! Here she is pictured with her horse, Bosco, Jack and her cousin. She showed 4 of her horses during the week-long event and will be headed to the State Fair in Indy next month. We are proud of her achievements.

Small towns and county fairs just seem to fit right into the vintage lifestyle -- you can feel the connection to the past in so many whispery ways. The excitement is over for now -- the grounds are being cleaned up and the tents taken down. We are headed to Midland and Columbus this weekend. For a preview of what's coming to Indy, check Facebook over the weekend. xo

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