Fair Days are here!
The yak team met early this morning at Steadfast Farm to load up Tashi (the very first yak born on Vermont soil - born May 12, 2008) and baby calf Kate's Pride (born August 1, 2009 - just 2 short weeks ago) on the big John Deere pick-up/hauler and bring 'em down the road to Kenyon's General Store.
Tashi seemed in his element - he's gotten awfully big since last spring, but is still happy enough to have a halter on him - all that bottle-feeding seems to be paying off (fingers crossed). And Kate's Pride is the durn cutest yak I ever did see.
Here's a look at the animal tent - we're easy to find, on the south end of the fair grounds, almost right next to to the incoming road.
Here's the official skinny on the Washington County Fair:
Come enjoy the yesteryears of a small fair. Cows, goats, horses, sheep, Gymkhana, amateur photo contest, quilt contest, ice-cream eating contest. Many 4-H displays to include new for 2009 vegetables and floral arrangements. Great food and entertainment daily plus a midway carnival to entice any age. Free on grounds parking.
This is Vermont Yak Company's very first county fair - we're a bit nervous, very excited, and looking forward to sharing our yaks and our vision with all comers. Here's a look at our booth, with Theron, Anneka and Emma holding down the yak mojo.
This is the first time in a while that the county fair is being held in the Mad River Valley - thanks to Doug and Donna Kenyon for offering their property - and here's a map to get to the fair.
We hope to see you this week-end!