Our friend Joel and his father are popping our Monarch Butterfly popcorn at the fair. They make Kettle Korn, a delicious blend of popcorn, oil, sugar and salt.
Joel and Dara show off the bags that are sold.
Joel and his dad use an cast iron kettle with a copper lid. Now all must use stainless steel instead of cast iron.
When the kettle is dumped it goes into a container with a grate and a scoop.
See the empty pot. It gets very hot.
Oil and sugar and salt go into the pot.
You need face protection against spatters.
The popcorn goes in.
Stirring is needed.
When it's all popped it gets dumped out. See the long wooden paddle.
The last is pushed out, see the steam from the kettle?
The paddle is scraped off.
Bag filling time.
It takes three people to make this a great day. But it is hot work. Note the long sleeves to keep your arms from getting hot spatters.
There are other sights to see.
Kids in 4-H raise heifers, beef cattle and more.
This animal (raised for beef) is enjoying a cool bath in the summer heat. He will be squeaky clean.
Mr. Rooster thinks he is very handsome and the "Best in Show".
This goat is curious about all the activity.
It's milking time, goat milk is used to make yogurt, cheese and it is also easily digestible milk to drink.
This sheep is decorated with the sawdust she's resting in. She looks hot. What do we do with sheep? Their coat makes wool!
What am I? Never late for feeding time.
Hey you, why don't you open the gate, this pen is too small!
A miniature horse pulls a sulky for this young lady.
Our friend Emily is happy, her sheep has done very well in the judging!
Let's not forget our friends, the dogs..they always behave as they should!
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