A fair question
This morning the Gazette newsroom will assemble to plan our county fair coverage. Feel free to send me ideas for feature stories.
Maybe you know a kid or a family that deserves some special recognition this year? Or, maybe there's something you've always wondered about the fair but have been too scared to ask. Fire away!
We've got at least two fairs to cover, so don't hold back.
Speaking of fairs, the Jefferson County Fair is underway. I've been following ag advocate Carrie Mess (@DairyCarrie) on Twitter. Her posts about weighing steers and packing lunches for the barns made me a little nostalgic for my 4-H youth.
I don't know Carrie, but I made a friendly comment to her about keeping the kids and calves hydrated. She replied that they've been adding peach Jell-O to the steer's water for weeks to keep him from noticing the transition to city water. Brilliant!
Speaking of Twitter, it's sounding a lot like I'll be camped out at the fair with a laptop this summer. It think our coverage will be pretty thorough.
It would be fun if somebody would let me sit on their show box and write stories. I could sit in the dairy barn on a day the beef kids are showing or something. I don't want to get in the way.
On a final note, I dreamed about picking zucchini last night. I am going to assume that a dream translator would say the zucchini stands for something other than zucchini. What do you think? Am I going crazy?
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