Fair Eve

Fair Eve

Whew! It’s amazing how much hard work has been going on around here. It’s almost all set for tomorrow night’s big opening of our Parish Fair.

Uh Oh

The kids kept very busy while everything was going on in the back field.

Fair Eve

And in general, everybody was kept pretty busy. Last night’s storm clouds and rain pushed a lot of work until tonight.

Fair Eve, a booth

But it’s all looking like it will be a great time. Starts tomorrow night at 6PM!

Storm Clouds of the Deep South

Fair Setup

My new book, Storm Clouds of the Deep South, will be a fascinating retrospective of the amazing storm clouds which always seem to be gathering around here.

Fair Setup

Ok, just kidding. Fair Setup continued all day today with the setup of the rides. Later in the afternoon this storm started blowing in.

Fair Setup

These guys were taking it in stride; they really enjoy this setup business.

They were also probably enjoying the cooler air which was flowing down from the tops of the storm.

Fair Setup

I’m always amazed by cloud formations. I’m also amazed at the ride setup, but look at those clouds!

Fair Setup

I know I’ll be riding the Ferris Wheel all weekend long. (Actually, and to be honest, it would break. My car would plummet down mercilessly from the heights as those below me cursed my ongoing diet.)

Fair Setup

Fair Setup is an interesting process, everything has to be leveled out, and tested over and over again.

Which is certainly a good thing of course.

The great news is that all of this is just a front: the weather will be cool and clear for the fair this weekend.

Should be a great time!