Tonight was the night to drop off our entries at the Guilford Fair. I grew up entering something every year, from decorated pumpkins to photos and pies. Here are our entries this year!
These beautiful, shiny Empire apples are a part of our farm’s display. My mom, dad, brothers and I made the display this year. Empires always seem to polish the best and shine the brightest.
Dukie helped with the display, too!
My brothers and dad entered their restored tractor in the antique tractor contest. Boys, if one of you reads this, please leave a comment with more specific details about the tractor. I know it’s a Ford, but that’s about it!
My brothers and dad bring in our fruit display.
Here’s the final product. The fruit display contains Bosc pears, Empires, Mutsus, Macouns (my fave!), Jonagolds, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and McIntosh. All of them were grown on our farm and picked, polished and placed by my dad, my brothers and me. We also included some pumpkins, mums, goose squash (also called birdhouse gourds) and maple syrup.
Here’s a close-up of the display board. The theme is “Go Green – Eat Local!” We hung some of our new reusable bags with our logo on them. We also wanted to show some of the history of our farm, so we hung up old pictures of my grandfather and great-grandfather working on the farm, plowing and making hay with horses, and taking down the silo.
The pies are my personal entries. I made an apple pie (I’ll post the recipe soon) and a butternut squash pie. I’ll be happy with anything for the apple, but I WANT A BLUE RIBBON for the butternut squash!
Ed and I are going to the fair tomorrow night, so I’ll be sure to post the results. My mom and I plan to go to the parade on Saturday morning as well, so look for pictures coming soon!