Friday was my first day back at the Ag Hall on my regular Friday
We did have a few visitors, but the volunteers and staff were
running around trying to do the last-minute things necessary for
Barnyard Babies on Saturday.
We had had rain threatening all week, but lo and behold,
Saturday dawned beautifully.
And the crowds came. Oh, they came.
The wonderful exhibitors, many of whom had come before, were so
very kind to all of the visitors.
There were tiny chicks. (hard to see)
Calves to pet (many calves!)
Sweet little piglets!
A giant bee!
The Mustang Lady was back with her gorgeous horse...
And her husband had their adopted burro and let many little kids sit on it's back.
He was so patient (the burro!)
Our blacksmith, Ken, was on duty in the blacksmith shop.
I asked him to take a break for a second to get his picture!
These wonderful oxen from the Mahaffie Stagecoach Museum in Olathe
came to demonstrate for us again.
Thanks Johnson County Parks and Rec!
More puppet fun!
Paws Crossed dog rescue had their puppy kissing booth there.
Streetcat Rescue was there too, but I just realized I did not get any pictures of their cats!
Just their rescuers!
We had food trucks with all kinds of goodies, and the Bonner Springs Fire Department was
on duty, and actually had to treat a gentleman.
Days like this cannot happen without the help of many, many volunteers who gave their
time in the weeks leading up to the event... the men worked on building maintenance and cut the grass and trimmed everything up beautifully. While the crowd was enjoying the animals I showed you and many more, our railroad crew was hard at work, laying new track. The visitors were given hayrides in lieu of the train rides we normally have.
As if it were magic, at three o'clock, the crowds disappeared, the exhibitors packed up... and
I drove around getting trash. There was VERY little on the grounds, bravo to our visitors... and
the exhibitors all cleaned up after themselves.
All in all, it was a wonderful, if tiring, day.
See you all next year!