Welcome October, Fall Fair Animals, and Oliver and Rust Vintage Barn Sale

I can hardly believe that October is here already. We have been busy with Fall Fairs most weekends and I haven't had much free time for projects around our home, or posting either!

This was the first year for a new 4-H goat club in our county. Both our guys showed our oldest son's goats for the first time at a local fair in September. They placed 1st and 2nd, and 2nd and 3rd. 

If you get a chance to visit a Fall Fair in your area, do it!  I put together a few quick collages using some iPhone photos. The chicks look so cute and soft!

There is so much to see and do and all ages seem to enjoy the Agri-Awareness tents.

Our oldest son had a Dairy show every weekend in September and both boys completed Rabbit Club too.

My favourite part of this time of year is crisp early Autumn mornings at the fairs wearing jeans, a hoodie and riding boots and walking in the dewy grass while the farmers and young people are setting everything up.

 We are enjoying great weather this week (in the late teens and early 20C's.) The leaves are changing with lots of gold, oranges and bright reds. It is going to be a great Fall drive to Welland, Ontario on Saturday (October 5th) for Oliver and Rust's vintage style barn sale. If you are local to southern Ontario you should check out my post on the barn sale here. 

I hope you are having a great week. If you get a chance, head out and enjoy a local fair or small business event. Fall can be such a beautiful season and winter will be upon us in no time.


  1. Oh, wish I could attend her barn sale. I would love to see the fall colors up there, too.

  2. Well done to the boys on the goat showings. That looks like a fantastic type of barn sale to go to. For the first time in many years we are going to the Royal Winter Fair. Our local fair is always held on the Labour Day weekend.

  3. Fantastic showing results for your guys for their first year. Well done!

    The Oliver and Rust sale is rather tempting!!

  4. We used to have awesome fair season in New England. That is one thing I am missing since we moved away. The Durham fair was so fun. Aaaah!

  5. We used to have awesome fair season in New England. That is one thing I am missing since we moved away. The Durham fair was so fun. Aaaah!

  6. That looks like a lot of fun. Aren't the cool mornings wonderful? I guess it won't be too much longer that you'll need more than a light jacket! I bet it was fun to see your sons showing off the animals too.

  7. Congratulations to your boys on their animals and awards. I love fall fairs, I will never forget the fun that I had so many years ago when that time rolled around each year.
    Have fun at the at the barn sale, that looks like it will be a great place to shop or window shop, maybe!

  8. Congratulations to the boys on doing so well at the fair! I miss our hometown fair. Living up north, we don't get to go like we used to.
    The pics of the barn sale look incredible! Have a great time there, Elizabeth. I'm sure you will find some wonderful treasures to bring home.


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