Sunday, June 14, 2009

annual strolling of the heifers: after the parade

This is the last set from a wonderful event.

This boy might be dreaming about next year's event,
but in fact he was eating cotton candy
and had fallen into some sort of
sugar-induced reverie

using local spinach,
this young chef prepared a dip as we watched...
we got to sample it when she was finished
yummmm
how patiently this sheep endured shearing 

13 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Thank you for this series that is a slice of small town Americana. Whenever I hear the word "heifers" I am reminded of a situation about 20 years ago in which a man in an office had a practice of referring to the women in the office as "heifers." This did not happen in any company where I worked. He faced a sexual harassment charge based in part on his heifers comments. I suspect that broke him of that obnoxious habit.

JM said...

Lovely shot of this little fellow! :-)

Frank said...

Very nice. You have really let us see a part of life that is not found everywhere. I love the milk sticker. Thanks.

Boise Diva said...

What a wonderful tour you've given us - thank you!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful kids!
I loved these series of pictures!
Have a nice week dear Brattcat!
Léia

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Really fantastic Pictures !! Really appreciate the cute kids !!

Vogon Poet said...

Lovely images, the kids portraits are great, but my favourite is the the last one with the poor sheep enduring a very public shearing.
Be prepared, tomorrow I'll post our kind of fair!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

cute first photo. i saw a fast sheep shearer in New Zealand and it was unbelievable how fast he could shear.

Julie said...

This is a delightful portait of a most physically delicate boy. I bet his energy belied this structure!

Clueless in Boston said...

I wonder, did the boy have "I like VT cheddar" on his other cheek?

Great series of photos and the event looks like it was a lot of fun. We make fun of things like that in the city, but only because we are a little jealous:)

Jacob said...

I had never heard of this event before you began posting your photos, but I am truly impressed. It is a wonderful community activity which seems to bring people together for lots of good, clean fun!

Thanks much!

laughingwolf said...

capital ending indeed, bratt :)

Rambling Round said...

I loved this series, and that definitely is a tame animal!