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Week 27

You guys, BabyCenter tells me that this is the last week of the second trimester. And while I’m sure that I’m not going to suddenly feel differently as soon as midnight strikes on Sunday and I begin the 28th week of this crazy thing called pregnancy, it’s a milestone nonetheless. 594 more words


WSP : Fresh Air & Fuzzy Friends

This weekend was wonderful.  I went to visit family and I spent every moment trying to soak up every last bit of summer possible.  This weekend included… lots of family time… early morning tea on the porch… hide & go seek… the county fair… blue ribbon zucchini bread… baby goats… a real life cow auction… little people snuggles… breathtaking views… antique shopping… vintage linens… long walks on country roads… blackberry picking… long chats with my Daddy… Spanish telenovelas… bunnies (need I say more)… Sunday supper… naps in the sunshine…fields of wildflowers…baking…Sally the Salamander… fresh air, cloudless skies and a chance to step back and remember all that is wonderful in the world. 8 more words


Horse Sense

Flash Fiction

by Charles McKelvy

The command was clear: “Lope your ponies.”

The command was clear, but Julie’s execution was not.

She knew she knew what “lope” meant, but she was way too nervous, so she told her “pony,” the 15-year-old gelding, Maximillian, to “pick up the pace, Max.” 323 more words

Flash Fiction

Mutton Bustin'

The cowboys, with their sleek horses, found lassoes and saddles fall flat when dealing with sheep.

We were at the county fair where the sheep had done their duty for the mutton busting contest, which featured the preschoolers riding sheep with helmets and determination. 226 more words


Only Two More Fairs Left in Illinois!

It’s getting to be that sad time when summer ends. There are still two more county fairs, however, in Illinois: 

–The Calhoun County Fair in… 18 more words

A Sentimental Reach for an Imagined Past? Racism?

In “The County Fair as Celebration and Cultural Text,” Michael T. Marsden argues that an increasingly large number of people understand the county fair not in terms of education, competition, and community, but as a vehicle for entertainment. 339 more words