Friday, August 17, 2007

the State Fair odd couple

I've gone to the Indiana State Fair every summer that we have lived in this state. I think it's a trip everyone should take, especially if you have kids. The excitement of the rides on the midway... the odd mixture of animal and food smells... the glorious bites of fried dough....

One thing I noticed this year, that I hadn't before, is when it comes to animal barns, the rabbits and the chickens get the shaft. The larger animals have their own barns. The Swine Barn, which always has the world's largest and second largest boar. The Horse Barn. The Cow Barn. The Sheep Barn. But the rabbits and chickens? They have to share. All because they're small and take up less space, so there's room for them to be grouped together. Size discrimination exists even in the animal kingdom.

Anyway, here's a shot of some blue-ribbon winning rabbits:

2 white rabbits
Originally uploaded by Good Brownie

Here's one of the many chickens in the barn, which surprisingly wasn't as noisy as you would think. Of course, we were there in the afternoon - I can't imagine what it's like when the sun is rising.

Originally uploaded by Good Brownie

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