Saturday our cute (and hungry) family of three piled into the car and headed to Harrodsburg, Kentucky to celebrate all things cow at the Fort Harrod Beef Festival. Dave’s friend, Chris, was participating in the barbecue cook-off and it sounded like a great opportunity to get out and have some fun.
There was no admission charge, but for six bucks each we got a green wristband that allowed us unlimited samples of barbecue from the competing groups. We each received ten tickets to place in the boxes of the contestants whose food we felt was the tastiest.
While Violet did enjoy sampling some of the food, her favorite part of the festival was the kiddie corral. There were ten free games for the children to play, all while learning about farm animals. Well, she was supposed to be learning about cows, pigs and chickens at each stop, but several of the station leaders were on their cell phones and didn’t seem to care much. At each game Violet won a small prize and got a stamp on her card. When her card was full she was able to redeem it for a free ice cream sandwich!
Some of Violet’s favorite prizes won are a kazoo (she is still mastering that), a cow keychain, and “sticky horse.” We call it “sticky horse” because it is a little flat horse made out of some flexible, rubbery substance which attracts hair and dirt when it is dropped on the ground. She has gotten more joy out of that 5-cent piece of China-made nonsense than any of her other toys these last few days. Gotta love it!
This next week, I hope to get my craft on. My scrapbook room is in a shambles, and desperately needs to be cleaned up, but I’m getting craft fever. Craft withdrawals are setting in. Last night, I made a stamped card and will be posting a picture of it soon, along with (hopefully) several other projects to be completed this week. I have a lot on my plate right now, but I am content.
What do you have on your to-do list? What do you have on your want-to-do list?