Saturday, July 30, 2005

marking time

It's day four of the fair, and it's 98 degrees. Huge industrial fans are set up in the barns in an attempt to keep the livestock cool. The days are long, 7 am till 10 at night, and the animals must be tended, watered and fed. It simply becomes too much for some of the younger kids.

They've spent their allowance on the midway, eaten the food and now bide their time trying to keep cool. They're hot and bored and the initial excitement of the fair has tarnished. Later in the evening fair officials will make the decision to release all the animals, except for the prize winners who will be auctioned off on Sunday.

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