|Wayne sets up his floral entries in the Dahlia category.|
|Wayne's Pink Stargazer Lily entry.|
So I entered my raspberry jam, my strawberry jam and the plum syrup (which was supposed to be jelly) that we both made. He said it looks like we have done very well with blue and red ribbons for all the Home Arts entries!! (I will post an update later.)
He entered some salmon he caught and canned, peaches, jam and one of the plum syrups, along with at least 30 or 40 floral entries.
|All those blue ribbons for Wayne!!|
|Wayne's White Stargazer Lily.|
|Wayne was 'in charge' of cupcakes|
for the little ones' competition.
|Two of Wayne's dahlias were blue ribbon|
entries; others got reds.
For me it is a delight to realize that all these years after I watched and learned from my mother about making jams, I learned enough to produce a top quality product, competing with some of the best! And honestly, I want my grandchildren to learn these skills, too, not just for the fair, but for their own fare. I really love my jams on hot toast, with a nut butter or on ice cream... ever tried hot raspberry jam on vanilla ice cream?
Fair days are about over in Clallam County, but there is still a big fair in Ellensburg over Labor Day weekend where Wayne's grandson will be entering a hog for judging, following in his grandpa's footsteps.