Tristen also had a wonderful fair! The most exciting for him was his foods, rabbits, and his showing his calf.
After all attempts and re-attempts on his Apple Bundt cake for his food entry, I got a call from the school on judging day from Tristen. He had won Champion Level 1 foods. Therefore, he had to make it again so he could auction it off at the champion foods auction, which is a BIG deal. On the last baking of the cake, he discovered he has the ENTIRE recipe memorized! HA!
He had a hard time deciding what he wanted to make for his woodworking project until I stumbled across plans on the net for a gumball machine. He thought he REALLY needed one in his room. It was a fun project for him and something you don't see everyday. He ended up getting a blue on it, brought it home and immediately filled it up with gumballs.
He also did Horticulture for the first time this year, and really enjoyed it. He took 2 different kinds of potatoes, and they each got a blue ribbon. Next year, he has plans for his own little spot in the garden. And we will plan better next year too. He grew some of his very own veggies this year, but they were more cooler weather crops, like peas. Needless to say they were done and burnt up way before the fair.
There was also a friendly competition between Jacob and Tristen on who was going to win the rabbit award. Jacob has some very nice Jr's right now, but Tristen had also just purchased a nice trio of Dutch. In the end, it was Tristen who got the champion ribbon with his black jr Dutch, Oreo.