Somewhere around the end of January we went to The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo– (we opt out of the rodeo portion for ethical reasons). A description for anyone who’s never been: it’s like 4H on steroids (like the whole of Major League Baseball put together). There are buildings upon buildings of farm animals distributed into category. I saw more of each kind of animal (primped and all) than I’ve ever seen in my life. A whole building of pigs (and one each for everything else you can think of…)! It was pretty wild. This is frontier land for sure and these people are Farmers (with a capital F).
Cool tie-in: we all got to check out a mini-cotton gin (about 2 days after we picked cotton) and got to do a bunch of hands-on stuff relating to the animals who give us milk, wool, hide, and meat. Elijah rode a bike at over the 8 mph minimum which turned a windmill which powered up a little city- lighting its streetlights and house windows and turning the carousel in the town center. That was VERY cool. Texas could turn a profit selling wind power for sure (and they’re working on it!)
This Thing is Legendary- what?! That’s the slogan!