A short blog about my flock of backyard chickens, and anything else on my mind.
Friday, October 15, 2010
This year we made our pilgrimage to the Mississippi State Fair to help celebrate our daughter's 7th birthday. We explored the agricultural exhibits, the car show, and sought out the blue ribbon prizes for jams, jellies, and quilts. We went through the fun house and the Catarpillar ride, and got sneezed on by something called a zebu at the petting zoo. But really y'all, we came for the food. Arthur had a freshly battered and fried Pronto Pup (that's a corn dog in the vernacular) and the rest of us had freshly roasted corn that is grilled and then shucked and dipped in butter. It was fabulous. Of course we also went by the biscuit booth for a free biscuit filled with cane syrup (which they made in the booth next door). And we had to go watch them make Malone's Taffy and try a warm piece (and buy a bag). The rest of the day was spent listening to the sounds of the fair ("... half beautiful woman, half ugly snake, come see the Snake Lady, no arms, no legs, not a bone in her body...") and seeing who could find the weirdest food. I think I won, as evidenced by the photo.
Fair days to you all,