goats, kids and games

At the Washington County Fair last week, I spent some time in the goat and sheep tent. I loved the goats and kids and young people. They seem such a match, full of humor and mischief, friendly and talkative…

On Monday evening, I watched the young people practise showing thier goats.

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And getting their goats ready to show.

At the end of fair week, there are goat games!  Hilarious fun to watch.

First up was the sack race.

 

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Next up was dressing up your goat and racing through the course without loosing any of the clothes your goat was wearing.

The onlookers were taking the games quite seriously

And then there was pie eating while blindfolded and holding onto your goat!

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everyone seemed to be having a great time.

now onto fall…

 

scenes from the county fair

This past week was the Washington County Fair, the largest agricultural county fair in New York State.  I visited the fair three times over the course of the week. I loved seeing the young people with their animals, they love … Continue reading

Breaking rules

Hudson angel @cathy l stewart 2016

Hudson Angel

This image was created while walking our Great Pyrenees Samantha along the Hudson River on a sultry summer evening.  The shot was inspired by an assignment in Candela: Finding Inspiration Through Photography taught by Laura Valenti.  Our challenge was to break some of the rules of photography with gusto.  And so, while Sammy and I strolled, I started “drawing” with my camera and the lights across the shore. In this image, the angel is what we drew as a plane passed by….

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