This past week (and month) has been consumed by our county fair.  Show day is always a special day for those of us who grew up on a halter.  Getting the fairgrounds ready (through a $2 million capital campaign) has taken me offline for the last few weeks.  As I walk the barns, it’s rewarding to see young people caring for their animals, the pride of parents and the lessons learned through hard work.  There are few places that a young person can better find  the lessons of perseverance, work ethic and integrity.  (more…)