The Fairs Are Coming Soon!

I’m very nervous, and also excited that I will be doing two fairs in a couple weeks. I am doing the Skagit Fair (August 12th-15th) and the Northwest Washington Fair (August 17th-22nd). I will be entering chickens in the Skagit Fair and photography, posters, chickens, rabbits, and horticulture in the Northwest Washington Fair.

I have been studying frequently for the Poultry Fitting & Showing the past few weeks. I feel like I know a lot, but there are so many other fabulous exhibitors that are much more knowledgable and have more experience than I do. However, I am not saying that I do not have the potential to win, but I am not going to count on winning. To my knowledge, however, the Skagit Fair is not as competitive as the Northwest Washington Fair, so I should have a better chance at winning.

Unfortunately, all but one of my chickens are in horrible conditions for the fair, as they have been fighting a lot. Thus, at this point, I will be mostly showing Gabriela, who is in nearly perfect condition. I am hoping they will grow back their feathers fast enough, but I am also wondering if they are beginning to molt. I will just have to wait and see.

I’ll do my best to keep ya’ll updated with how I do!

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Gold!

So, I just got back from vacation a couple days go and it has been so nice. I get to be with my chickens and rabbits, as well as complete my gardening for the fair. I need to start studying and working for the fair, but I just have not been in the mood to do that lately. I got a new rabbit named Violet about a month ago. She is a Lilac Holland Lop, which is great, because I can breed her with my Chocolate Holland Lop, Cato. In my garden, I have not had too much luck this year! The only plants that grew that I planted were lettuce, squash, and a cucumber. I am hoping more of my plants will come up! Also, this summer, I got a job, so I have been busy working. It is not fun, but it is worth it!

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Gold crystals (picture provided by: Wikipedia)

Job 23:10-11

But he knows the way that I take;
    when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
     My feet have closely followed his steps;
    I have kept to his way without turning aside.

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I love those verses. It makes me want to say, “Amen!” If you are going through the “fire,” just remember that God knows, cares, and the best of all, he will bring you forth as gold in the end! So follow closely to him, go were he is leading you, and do not lose heart.

“[You may be] going through the fire, [but you will be] coming out gold!” ~Rebecca Shocklee