Sunday, August 19, 2007
I learn how to give a chicken a bath
Not that I expect ever to be doing that. But this is one of the few genuine elements of our oh-so-tacky county fair. Lots of cute baby farm animals, fried food, rickety rides, and not-so-cute adult humans.
Flowers, too. I had never wandered into the flower displays (in the “arts and crafts” area) before, but I was pleased to see many examples of some of my favorite old-fashioned annuals, and some truly wacky arrangements and place settings. Who enters this type of contest? It’s another world, and a very strange one. The good news: during a desultory amble round the “grange,” we found that the local cooperative extension may be reinstating its Master Gardener program. In the past this program has fostered many opportunities for public gardening and chances to improve one’s gardening knowledge, whether enrolled in the program or not.
Definitely not, in my case, because the Master Gardener classes are always held Friday during the day. Huh? That rules out pretty much anyone with a job. Nonetheless, I am glad to see the extension come back to some sort of life.