State Fair Barn Visit

In September we went to our State Fair. I have gone to the state fair in this state every year since we moved here,  except the year I got married and last year I wasn’t able to either. Instead of mom and dad going with me, now its usually mom, step-dad, and if I’m lucky hubby, if he is not working. They also moved the location of the fair and most people like it, but it just isn’t the same for me. There seems to be a lot less “stuff” and things going on at the fair. I don’t know if it is because agriculture and animals are not as important to people now as they used to be, except to those of us who care for them or those who do the farming and ranching, but it’s just not the same. It may be my own memories throwing it off because as a child the fair was my favorite part of the year, whether I was showing that year, or not. It was just good family time. Where the fair is held now, is the farm where “Secretariat” was born and kept.

Barns

This barn above is the barn that famous horse was kept and below is the plaque explaining that…

Plaque

The stall is nothing special, but it is neat to see.

Stall

The state fair is over for the year and I am happy I got to go and hubby got to come as well. Even if it isn’t the same I still look forward to the State Fair every year. I love to watch all the kids and adults ride horses, show cows, and participate in all the competition there. Do you go to the state or local fairs in your state?

New Neighbor…

We have a new neighbor… but not your typical neighbor. Our new neighbor is a horse that has come to live in our neighbors field.

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I think it is a buckskin and she is so pretty. When I went out and stated talking to her from a ways away she started towards me in a little gallop.

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She came over the hill and I started to see the top of her.

Horse 3

She beat me to the fence and started pacing waiting for me to get there.

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Back and forth along the fence she went.

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It was like she was saying “Hey hurry up”…

Horse 4

“I don’t have all day to wait for you to come visit me”

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So I went over and checked her out.

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She was quite a beauty and nuzzled my hand looking for a treat.

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I stayed and talked with her for a  minute.

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Her eyes had a kindness to them. They had a sparkle of either mischief or happiness too.

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Whatever it was as I turned to walk away I looked back and she was looking off in the distance and gave me a little neigh before lowering her head to eat.

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I’ll be back my new friend 🙂

Gratitude in giving…

Tonight I got to give a little girl just what she asked for this Christmas…. a horse 🙂

 Leigh

She was very happy and hubby and I were happy to give her what she wanted 🙂 Sometimes giving provides the best kind of gratitude 🙂 Isn’t that what this season is suppose to be about. God gave to us so we can give to others. In turn we can be greatful for what we have. I hope you have enjoyed this weeks posts on Gratitude… will be moving on to another Christmas value/feeling tomorrow 🙂