A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

And the winner is...

Just got back from the Horsefly Fall Fair, we had a lot of fun and came home with some prizes!!
V. was the big winner...

she got this huge basket for Best in Show for her drawing of "The Purple Train Ride".

She also got first prize for her knitted bracelet...which made her the "High Aggregate Winner" for the preschool group :) (an award of $20 from the Horsefly Women's Institute).

M. got two awards for "Judge's Choice" for her drawing "The Merry-go-round and the Choo Choo Train" and her coloured and sewn, Farm Animal sewing cards...which means a cash prize of $35.

G. also got a few first prize ribbons, one for her drawing and one for her baking and a second prize for her knitted chicken. She also won the prize at the fair, for creating a contraption out of coffee filters, pipe cleaners, elastics and string that would hold marbles and run down a zip line.

The girls were absolutely thrilled and delighted to be able to go up on stage to receive their awards.

I also got two second place ribbons for my skull and crossbones hat and my felted handbag...

...okay, but I do have to tell you that there were only two entries in the category ;) Erich won third place for his "Gwendyberry Jam" a combination of Saskatoons, Blueberries and Huckleberries that G and Wendy picked for us.

There were also a variety of livestock to check out, including some alpacas, llamas, cows, swine, fjord horses, icelandic horses, goats, sheep, herding dogs, turkeys, chickens, rabbits and dogs. There were also many fine looking vegetables and some interesting, massive zucchini. There were also pony rides, wagon rides and a wonderful barbq lunch.

Have I mentioned lately, just how much I love Horsefly?


  1. Oh, what fun!! It sounds like your family really cleaned up at the fair, what a lot of prizes and ribbons. I have a feeling the girls will all want to make entering a yearly ritual. Congratulations to all of you.

    There is a Fall fair in Peachland but I never remember to see if the boys want to enter something until I see the list of who already won in the paper...and, of course by then it is a little too late. ;-)

  2. You should definitely plan to enter...I was thinking of you and your boys when we were looking at all of the beautiful veggies and fruits...not to mention your Grandmother's pickles...your salsa...

  3. That is so exciting. Congratulations to the Meyrick-Zirnhelt family! Your girls look so happy and seem very proud of their accomplishements. That's awesome!