Last night Eddie and I went to the State Fair. We went for dollar day; It was only one dollar to get in and one dollar for the rodeo. He and I made up a tiny group this year, compared to last year, but though we missed everyone, we had a great time. My favorite things to see at the State Fair, are, the animal exhibits, the creative arts building, the rodeo, the performing pigs (those pigs just crack me up) and the "Mutton Busters". I think the "Mutton Busters" are the cutest of all. Mutton Busting is actually recognized as a sport like the rodeo is, (we even sang "The Star Spangled Banner" before it began). The object is for a child between the ages of 3 and 6 to ride on top of a sheep from one end of the arena to the next (or at least as far as he/she can get). whoever gets the farthest in their heat is the winner; I can just picture my grandsons riding those sheep. It is definitely not a sport for the faint hearted, these little guys and gals are tough babies, and I do think those sheep love being broncs for a night. One of the little guys who made it half way across the arena before he fell, got up and dusted himself off, and then raised his hand to the crowd and waved as the crowd was cheering him on. It was so cute, I think he was only about 4 years old. Eddie and I decided that these little kids are training to be future bronc riders LOL. I couldn't resist this video, you've got to watch it. Interestingly enough, its a CBS video, but the story takes place right here in our area at our own State Fair.
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After the Mutton Busters, we went to the Rodeo, which was great fun as well. The bronc riders and bull riders were our favorites.