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September 8, 2010

Coconino County Fair 2010

Whew!!We are finally done with fair. It was so much fun, but it is always alot of work! We were busy washing chickens and putting our 4-H photography together all last week, all for one full weekend of craziness. During the washing and drying of birds, we left the back door opened so that Allison could roam in and out of the house while we were busy. She loves being outside. Well, during the course of washing and drying, we heard her crying and low and behold, she had fallen. :( See picture below....

Here is Tyler drying his chickens, Mr & Mrs. Smith

Harrison had entered some potted plants in the floriculture building as well. Here are his creations he and
grandma came up with. He also did a cactus garden, but the picture did not turn out well.

Harrison's succulent garden. He won Best of Show!

Harrison's kitchen herb garden. He won first place!

Here we are at the fair entering our chickens. This is pretty much before all of the madness of showmanship and judging.

We were so happy to have family come in on Thursday night to watch the kids at fair. Is is nice to have them every year without fail.We had showmanship on Friday, and the poultry showmanship always lasts forever! Harrison was a Junior poultry showman this year. Last year he came in around 6th place, but this year he bumped up to 4th! He was excited. He was only 14 points away from winning Reserve Showman! I am sure this will be his goal for next year. In all the seven years that Tyler has shown poultry, he has either gotten Champion or Reserve showman. This year, he was beat out by two girls! He did come in third, but he was still alittle sad. It was nice to see someone else win for a change! He had to show as a senior and he was going up against some stiff competition. He knew it would be work!

Tyler and Morgan with their show birds

The kids eagerly studying before they show

Poor Alli with her hurt face

Allison watches her big brother show his lamb

The boys getting their market birds judged

Auction was a little bit sad. We sold our animals and had to watch them get loaded up in the big truck on Monday. Tyler wasn't sad at all. How could he not be? Mellow the lamb was a great part of our family for 5 months! Oh well. I am happy that I don't like eating lamb. Otherwise, I would think of Mellow every time. So, this year, the Hamby's didn't take home Grand or Reserve and didn't win anything extra special, except for Harrison's plant, but it was a good time! See you at fair next year!!


  1. Poor Alli-kins! It sure looked like it hurt! Good job Tyler and Harry. So handsome in green.

  2. Looks like a fun time! I know that our favorite part of the fair is the section with all the crafts people made and the animals and plants they grew. Allison is growing too quickly!