It was a good fair

Howdy folks!

Well the fair is over. The kids that took animals there I imagine are happy since the weather was so hot. It was a good fair. Friday night they told me it was very heavy. I always enjoy the fair. I am like my mother – I like to watch people. I worked in the Owensville Historical booth.

Now Chester still likes to sit on my lap or sleep on the headboard of the bed. He wants his breakfast first in the morning. When I am eating a yogurt he wants to lick the lid. He keeps going from side to side trying to lick the lid. If I get up he doesn’t like it. He will meow at me. These warm and dry nights he likes to lay on the porch until about 3 a.m. then he will come in and eat some dry food. After that he comes to the bed and jumps on me. This morning he slept by me for a long time then jumped up to the headboard. He is something. I am glad I have him.

The other evening a friend told me he likes sweet corn so here is the way he fixes it. He doesn’t shuck the ear but puts it in the microwave for three minutes. Then he shucks the ear and puts butter on it. He said, “The first time I did this I only fixed one ear then fixed another one. Boy it is good.” I tried this and it is good! I like to eat one ear of corn without putting it in the microwave especially the Grants corn. I talked to Kathy at the 131 greenhouse last week. They still have ripe maters, cucumbers, squash and plenty of other items. She said they have mums and large ferns so go see them. Danny Grant’s green house on Bucktown Road off state Route 50 has broccoli plants. I like to set them out in a couple of weeks. I think the fall broccoli tastes better.

Now mark your calendar for the OVAM show which will be Aug. 13, 14, 15 and 16. That is one of the best events as far as I know. The directors do a great job and there is a lot of work to putting this program on. There will be over 100 tractors there along with other items. The Grand Marshall for this year is Wes Scott. He is always willing to help folks so if you see him pat him on the back and congratulate him. This is an honor! Now on Thursday it starts and goes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be a church service 8:30 a.m. Sunday so if you would like to attend it will be in the barn. There will be plowing with steam engines also plowing with horses like I done when my dad was farming so stop and watch the plowing.

Writing about the fair and the youngsters, they got plenty of ribbons—first and second and third place. Some in fourth and fifth place. I got to watch the judging of the rabbits. That was great.

I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop at Afton. During the deer hunting this year a person can only harvest three deer. No urban deer tags this year. They are having another event this is a carp tournament using bow and arrow. They are hunting the carp at night. This is something new. The carp make good fertilizer for the gardens and flowers. There is another event this is a catfish tournament. It’s on Sept. 12 and 13. This is for Clermont Development Disabilities – the fellow that is in charge is James Taylor. His phone number is 513–304–2018. He said this tournament is good fishing from bank or boat so call Mr. Taylor. He can give you all the details. This will be a good tournament.

Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praising the good Lord. God bless all.

More later.

George Rooks is retired as park manager for East Fork State Park and now writes on local news and events. He can be reached at