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I am a Christian wife, mother and grandmother. I love to sew and create new and innovative items to share with my customers. The most popular area of my store is my Walnut Grove section which features clothing reminiscent of "Little House on the Prairie". Please take a moment to visit my store and see my latest creations. www.pattisoriginals.etsy.com

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Rodeo

The night we visited the state fair the rodeo was in town and we decided to attend.  We hadn't been to a rodeo in over 20 years and thought it would be fun.  We were not disappointed.

The lineup

and national anthem.

Calf roping


Bucking horses

and sometimes the cows win.

We had to leave before the end of the rodeo (work the next day) but it was still fun.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Phunnies

I never knew what an engineer did for a living when I was a kid. I still don’t.
 Scott Adams

I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.
 Frank Sinatra

A woman drove me to drink – and I hadn’t even the courtesy to thank her.
 W.C. Fields

My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.
 Buddy Hackett

That woman speaks eighteen languages, and can’t say No in any of them.
 Dorothy Parker

How do you feel about women’s rights? I like either side of them.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Women will forgive anything. Otherwise, the race would have died out long ago.
 Robert A. Heinlein

Friday, July 27, 2012

North Dakota State Fair

We had never been to a state fair so we took this opportunity to visit the North Dakota Fair.  We went one evening after work, so we only had a couple hours, but the weather was great and the crowd was small and we had a fun time.

There were all sorts of activities and displays.  Farm animals of all sorts.

4-H Clubs from across the state displayed their wares.

Displays for children.



Midway rides

A mechanical bull

An early settler's area

A garden plot of ND's most bountiful crops


pretty tall sunflowers



and, of course, all the huge farm equipment you can possibly want.

A tractor for me.

Hubby's next lawn equipment purchase.

We have heard of fairs in other states that were so crowded you really could not enjoy yourself but the ND fair is so very different.  The fairgrounds cover a large area of land, there are not as many people and the weather is fantastic.  If you are ever in the area, I recommend a visit to the State Fair in ND.