Monday, July 19, 2010

Hartford, Ohio Fairgrounds

Yes, two country bumpkins from the North Carolina Appalachian Mountains drove 8hrs up to some serious corn and soybean country, to Licking County, Ohio. We attended a Goat Show at the very nice Hartford, Ohio Fairgrounds [click to read the webpage]. We didn't take any of our goats, the real purpose of the trip to was to pick up GingerBreadGirl [scroll down the website to read her genetics] and Rhubi. However, we waited until they had a Show and made a long weekend out of it.


Some of the sights you see at a dairy goat show are folks sleeping/camping next to their goats.


milking

Although food vendors were at the Show, Mike and I found this little Diner in town, by the third meal, we were bellying up at the big, "local" table.

The fairgrounds has it's own church,

racetrack,


sheriff's office,


and several riding rings.


a motorhome pulling a horse trailer, a little snazzier than what the Wilcoxes have,


but Goat Mote has been doing a great job. The fairgrounds consist of 200 beautiful acres, big-old-shade trees everywhere including the campground.


the Goat Show was in the barn on the right, and we had a nice dinner in the barn on the left






Jill was hesitant to sell GingerBreadGirl and Rhubi, but THANK YOU so much for letting us turn them from Buckeyes to Tarheels!



16hrs roundtrip, had fun, but always tickled to get back home. Brace yourself, many "Rhubi" photo's coming.

14 comments:

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Congratulations on the two new lovely additions to your family! I think that Goat-Mote looks very comfy!

Flartus said...

I hope you realize you've made me a bit homesick for my old Ohio home today! Those fairgrounds look similar to my old stomping grounds. *sigh* I keep threatening to Miss Chef that one August, we're going to use our precious vacation time driving up to Geauga County so I can re-visit the 4H barns!

Congrats on the new red-heads. Hope they are welcomed by the gals back home. Rhubi's a serious cutie!

Foothills Poultry said...

beautiful new additions to the family.

~~Matt~~

Louise said...

Can't wait to see pictures of the two new additions.

Mom L said...

Rubi is a sweetie! I assume GingerBreadGirl is her Mom? Both are really lovely.

Goat Mote looks very cozy under those trees!

Nancy in Iowa

Nekkid Chicken said...

I love the photo of the church. ~:>

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Ninny said...

Beautiful girls you got there! They are precious and I look forward to the pics!

Mahala said...

The setting is beautiful!! Was it hot there? Looks very very clean. Hope the new girls are adjusting to Carolina life.

Melodie said...

What wonderful new additions to your goatie family!

Yes,I hatched the turkeys here on the farm!

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AJ-OAKS said...

Your trailer is way more better than that fancy smancy trailer. Yours has character!! :)
Looks like everyone had such a fun time. And those goats, my goodness they are all good looking. Fat, sassy, happy and healthy!