First of all, I apologize that I left hubby unattended for fair after giving him full access to this blog...(I'm mostly kidding...)
So, for those of you who are impressed that I enter things in the fair, let me first give a few facts: In the open classes (meaning, not 4-H) there are usually not more than 4 entries in a class, and they give 3 places. Often, there will be only 1 entry in a class. Also, since my MIL is the superintendent (and I am her everpresent assistant) I feel obligated to bring as many food items as possible...I don't actually go to or compete in our own county's fair...I've heard that there is more competition, and my fragile little ego probably couldn't take it!
So, here are my entries and results:
Scrapbook layout of Eva's 3rd Birthday - 2nd place adult division special occasion
Scrapbook layout of Eva being cute - 2nd place adult division everyday
Canned green beans - 1st place vegetables
Dilly beans - 2nd place pickled foods, Ball award (there were only 4 jars that fit all the rules for the Ball award, and two of those were mine!)
Spicy Dill Pickles - 3rd place pickled foods
Whole Wheat Bread - 1st place (got beat out for best of breads by the white bread 1st place)
Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls - 3rd place (white dinner rolls got 1 and 2, wheat got 3 and 4)
Banana Bread - 3rd place (out of 3)
Apple Pie - 2nd place (it was the only entry)
Brownies - 2nd place (out of 2)
Chocolate chip cookies - 3rd place (out of 3)
Ranger cookies - 3rd place (out of 3)
Chocolate Truffles - 2nd place (only entry in misc. candy division...or any of the candy divisions for that matter!)
But Eva did pretty well:
1st place children's beginner photography (for a picture of a tire) AND best of show!
3rd place sock puppet
2nd place "design a book cover" preschool class
Her cookies didn't place in the 13 and under category (there were 4 recipes, and the other 3 were done by girls between 8 and 10)
Then, we put our cookie tray (had to have 5 varieties of cookies, plus be on a decorated tray that wouldn't be returned to us that fit with the fair theme, which was about generations) which had a family tree, pictures, and recipes from 5 generations under Eva's name (as each picture of a family member for the 5 generations had Eva in it!) and that took 2nd place (it was the only cookie tray, but the judge remembered that she didn't like our cookies in the judging, so she wouldn't give us first...)
So, as you can tell, our foods judge is one tough cookie!
Hubby also entered a photo of the girls through the welcome sign at his mom's house, and took 2nd place in the adult beginner photography class.
We also entered a couple of veggies out of the garden, but as they were located in the beef barn this year (they tore down one of the buildings and haven't gotten the replacement built yet, so we were in a smaller, hotter, more miserable space this year) I never went to check and see if they placed...I guess we'll find out when we get our premiums.