The season up here ends with a bang by making a trip to the annual Blue Hill Fair in Blue Hill, Maine. It's a time to throw caution to the wind and eat all those things you've been denying yourself for a long time; French fries, hot dogs, ice cream, oh, the list goes on and on. Then, of course, the remorse sets in as you realize that you are about to chuck everything up and a trip on the Tilt a Whirl is definitely out of the question!
But, the real fun at the fair is meandering through the midway with your friends and watching the various shows.
The "Hoss" pull was similar to tractor pulls. The animals were beautiful, and I couldn't help but feel sorry for them as they were trying to pull some 3000 pounds of cement blocks along a track.
On a lighter note, the pig races were really fun to watch. These little porkers raced like the wind. I'm sure there was most likely a food prize at the end of the race!
The Great Maine Lumberjack Show was quite entertaining and informative. The "Lumber Jills" were young ladies who were quite comfortable around those razor sharp axes. We were surprised to learn that they learned their skills at the colleges they attended in Maine.
Wow! They sawed through this log in no time flat.
On the log roll, this young lumberjack was trying to distract the lumberjill and dump her in the water by splashing her ..........
She, however, had the last laugh and rolled him off the log!
Another informative demonstration was a young man making cedar shingles the old fashioned way.
With the upcoming elections, we spied one of our favorite candidates - Professor John Frary who is running for the Senate. He is a total hoot and realizes he probably doesn't have a snowball's chance of winning so he tells it like it is. He doesn't have much use for career politicians and vows to be a one term candidate.
Dang! I just remembered I forgot to vote in the Ellsworth American's straw poll.
All in all, a good time was had by everyone and we look forward to next year's fair.
Life is Good!