Saturday, August 8, 2009

Reserve Grand Champion!!!

He did it! J won Reserve Grand Champion in Equitation! We are so excited! He did awesome, completely nailed his pattern and beat out a girl who ALWAYS wins...(she was a little mad!) It wasn't Grand Champion, but seeing as he skipped Tenderfoot last year to be in a tougher class we'll take it! He did great and was so excited! Look out next year!!

J and Rich

Today is the 2nd to last day of fair. It ends tomorrow, another year over. We were talking of going tonight for Rich and I to show, but it's raining. I don't think we are going. If it stops raining we may go and watch but its looking like its going to be a quiet night at home! Tomorrow I will have to go up just to get my last milkshake for the year! I love the 4-h booth milkshakes...we save all our change up every year so we can spend it on milkshakes!
In other news, I won a giveaway!!! Quilting Cowgirl Brenda, had a Christmas Giveaway and I won! Yeah, very excited!!! It included some great material, two patterns and a book! I can't wait to dig into the material and make one of the patterns!

Look at this great prize!!

We have also been non-rainy and rainy days that I am not having to water my garden. My corn is just about ready to get tossles. I can't wait for it to be done! I love sweet corn! My dinner the other night was fresh corn, green beans (neighbors garden) and blackberries. (I know not that nutritous but it was worth it!). My pumpkins are out of control! There are tons of blooms on them and at least 2 dozen mini pumpkins starting! Here are a couple of shots of my garden.

Gettin' bigger

pumpkins gone wild!

Big pumpkins!

Little pumpkins!

I am going to do some blog reading (TRY to catch up!) and then some sewing. The steady rain will defiantely put a damper on the fair tonight so we will probably stay home. Monday I start my job and can't wait! And the boys and Rich have the Classic at Mastick 5K on Wednesday night, with the CC team. I hope Rich can run the entire course (his goal is 10min miles and the boys are 7 min miles!). I hope everyone had a great week! And is enjoying the weekend. I'll be back next week!


Zonnah said...

Wow, that is so cool that he won! Have fun on your first day at your job :)

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Congrats to J! Well done dude! Nice you won the giveaway, nice goodies in the pic! As for your garden, whoa! look out pumpkins! I see pumpkin pie, pumpkin loaf and pumpkin muffins in your future...LOL

karenfae said...

congrats to your boy! that is really neat.

Granny Lyn said...

I guess he heard us rootin' for him! Hip Hip Hooray!!! Way to go, J!!!

you lucky girl! what a great package you won!

linda said...

Congratulations J!!! Your garden looks great. Are you selling any of your pumpkins? We planted only two cucumber plants, and we have them coming out of our ears! The zuchini is going wild, and we've also got melons. The tomato plants look great, but not yielding too much fruit. Good luck on your job Monday! How did the quilts look at the fair. The kids went, but I never made it this week.

Rumi said...

Congratulations to J! How neat!

Love your garden. You are right--sweet corn rules!

Kaaren said...

WTG, J!!! Congratulations!

I can't believe the size of your garden, Sara. It looks like a full time job in inself. Your corn looks wonderful. We had our first feed the other night but I think it was still too small and not quite ready. With all the rain we've had, I think everyone is trying to rush the season.

Great gifts you won as well.!

Lynn said...

Congratulations - isn't it great to see kids work hard at things and then it pays off so nicely. Great giveaway. Green pumpkins - yes of course they don't grown orange do they?

Tudy said...

Congrats to your son.

Sandy said...

Congratulations to your son's win! How exciting for him.
This rain and heat has definitely jump-started the gardens.
Good luck with your new job!

Laura said...

Woohoo! Congrats on your son's win and on your giveaway win! I attended my first 4-H fair ever this year, and had a blast. I can't wait to go back next year.

Marilyn R said...

Congrats to J!!!!! How exciting!

Brenda said...

Your pumpkins look wonderful. Gald you got your package, hope you enjoy it.