Congrats to your daughter, Herfrds! Glad her hard work paid off Does she keep her cow, or did she auction her off? (sorry if that's a stupid question, I don't have a 4H age kid yet) I went to our fair here a week and a half ago- man were those kids worked. They all had check in times/locations and they were sweeping and feeding and watering. The parents just pointed and the kids did it. And gosh, were there a bunch of kids. The Western Montana Fair (Missoula) had a carnival/rides, loads of vendors/exhibits. It wasn't bad for $6 And it was my baby's first fair. He had fun, but wasn't impressed by too many of the animals since we have about half of the species at home already! I have somehow misplaced my T-post pounder, and I have some major fencing I need to get done... Other than that, I've been tidying the barns, rearranging the house, and now I'm going to town to get some organizational tools Possibly another post pounder, too. Anyone else in project mode before fall comes?