Our church has hosted a jam festival for several years now for the community. This year, for the first time, there was a "best berry dessert" contest and my granddaughter and daughter entered a strawberry pie. They even went to the Farmer's market that morning to get the best fresh strawberries. I heard they sampled a few in the process to make sure they got the best!
After fierce judging, their pie tied for first place! They got a wonderful grape themed gift basket. The cheeks on the little pie maker are full of yummy grapes.
And then, before we knew it, the County Fair was upon us. I've participated in one form or another since I was a young girl in the county fair. My brothers raised pigs and showed them at the fair while my sister and I raised sheep to show and sell in the market lamb contest. Today I do a different kind of participation and it was so much fun this year to take almost all of the grandmunchkins with us to the fair. We never got to the rides and carnival part since there was so much to see and do and we all wore out.
And then we headed over to the textile competion to see how we had done. Blue ribbons, red ribbons, white ribbons! We had a them all.
Miss S entered a skirt and blouse she had made with her Great Grandmother's help. She won two red ribbons! She just entered a new level with much older girls competing in the same level so she did very well!
And before we left, Great Grandpa actually got a hug from the littlest one. A first! Now we're off to participating in picking garden produce.