Friday, January 16, 2009

PA Farm Show

Today we took a trip to the Pennsylvania Farm Show, held in Harrisburg, PA. I haven't been to the farm show since my home ec days in junior high so it was interesting to go and see all of the exhibits. One of the first events that we watched a little of was a tractor square dance....yep, you heard right. Now, I've seen regular "people" square dances and have even done some it myself, when I was much younger,but I have never seen tractors do it. There was a "caller" and by george, they did all the types of moves that couples would do. See here...

There was also the usual display of cattle, horses, pigs, chickens (with new baby chicks being hatched out in a display area), lambs, etc. Here were two critters that were on the loose and had to be rounded up and sent back to their pen...


Here was one of my favorite animals to see today.....

Samson is an alpaca...and a darn cute one. Did you know that there are 22 different colors of alpacas ? That is a pretty extensive color pallet. There were several at this display. He was very sweet.

There were also a lot of displays of fruits and vegetables, quilts, flower exhibits, maple syrup and honey products and a variety of vendors selling a whole host of things. No state farm show is complete without the largest pumpkin contest. Well, here is the blue ribbon winner.


Although it was a very bitter day, we had a great day at the farm show.

1 comment:

Movable Book Lady said...

I love it! Did they rev the engines in time to the beat?