We made our second trip to the state fair last night!

state fair

I tried the veggie (vegi?) fries and made my usual trip to the corn fritters stand. Then I spent about an hour wanting to die. How people go to the fair and have a food marathon, I have no idea. Regardless, it was delicious!

We visited the livestock barns. The birds are my favorites, especially the chickens wearing pants and the ducks that I want to hug. They’re so cute.

napping ducks

The cows, pigs, and sheep bother me a little bit, even though I like looking at them. It’s something about them being food. I’m not sure why the chickens don’t make me sad; perhaps it’s because I keep telling Matt that when I get chickens for our yard*, he’s not allowed to eat them. I don’t want to come home and find Buster inside a burrito.

We also saw a goat fight. The dude on the left below stuck his head through the fence, and the other dude just backed up over and over, scraped his hoof on the ground, and butted into him. I could’ve watched that all night, it was so entertaining. Then they tried to eat each others’ collars.

a goat eating another goat's collar

We met up with Orsi and her mom and sister for a while, too. Oh my god, the kids are so cute. Atti has a mohawk!

I got an awesome glass Minnesota ornament at the I Like You booth in the Grandstand, to the dulcet tones of Weird Al onstage nearby.  I like that I can go to the fair and buy stuff that I would buy at a shop in Minneapolis anyway. It’s very convenient.

skyride + awesome sky

Tomorrow we’re headed northward to Jay Cooke State Park, where we’ll hike and camp for a night before proceeding to Duluth for Dan and Kate’s wedding. It’s going to be fantastic. Have a great Labor Day weekend!

*I’m not really getting chickens, but I still think about it all the time.

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