Sunday, August 31, 2014

Labor Day Sunday

Sunday, August 31, 2014. Labor Day Weekend. I'll be back tomorrow evening, for a short post. Today, I'm taking a break.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

No More Mead's

Sunday, August 24, 2014. I've got a few photos left to share, from the Stearns County Fair.

Stearns County Fair, Conservation building: the duck in the water pan is okay. He's got his head underwater, looking for food. July 30, 2014.

Stearns County Fair, the midway: near sunset. July 30, 2014.

Stearns County Fair, near the Bingo booth: a family having fun with a high striker. July 30, 2014.

Stearns County Fair, midway: on my way home. July 30, 2014.

Mead's department store, downtown, won't be there soon. I gather that the Mead's are selling the store: and that another outfit will open a similar outlet in the building. I may know more about it next week. Then again, maybe I won't.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Looking Ahead to School, Back at the Fair

Sunday, August 17, 2014. School starts September 2, according to the Sauk Centre Public Schools website. They've got the usual announcements about Fall sports, open house, and school supply lists.

Looking back at the Stearns County Fair, I have more photos to share.

Stearns County Fair, 4H building: photography. July 30, 2014.

Stearns County Fair, Conservation building: new bird enclosure. July 30, 2014.

Stearns County Fair, Conservation building: fish pool. July 30, 2014.

I like what they did in the Conservation building: replacing cubicles displaying various birds on the south wall with a sort of bird run. The only disadvantage I saw with the new arrangement is that it's a bit hard to tell which labels go with which birds. Maybe next year they'll have photos, or sketches, to help.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Garage Sales and Bowling

Sunday, August 10, 2014. Sauk Centre's bowling lanes are closing. The Sauk Centre Herald article quoted the owners as saying that there hasn't been enough use of their facility, since the recession started. It's not the end of bowling, of course: places are still open in other towns.

On a happier note, we haven't had as many mosquitoes this summer: which made the mild weather a lot more fun to be out in.

Marian Garden by Our Lady of the Angels Church. August 5, 2014.

Flowers, grass, and ivy in the garden. August 5, 2014.

Garage sales: part of summer. August 8, 2014.

Our household teamed up with another this summer, with two rummage/garage sales. These were the third and fourth we've done. They take more effort to set up and run than I might have thought: not that I did much of the work.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Stearns County Fair: Bingo, 4-H, and Aerospace

Sunday, August 3, 2014. Stearns County Fair started this week.

Stearns County Fair's midway. July 30, 2014.

Knights of Columbus Bingo booth. July 30, 2014.

4-H Exhibits cover a lot of ground. July 30, 2014.

The Aerospace 4-H category is one of my favorites. July 30, 2014.

There's more, including the end of Sauk Centre's bowling lanes: but that will wait until next week.