Monday, July 14, 2014

Bossy2’s Red Ribbon performance!

The more you speak of yourself, the more you are likely to lie.
                                Johann Georg von Zimmerman


Since the weather has kept me on the sidelines of that whole haying thing I thought I may as well take advantage of the time I had, you know between the wedding preparations and all that cleaning and de-cluttering thing, to enter some things in the county fair to support its agricultural roots. One thing I do know a little about is agriculture and thought it was important for urban/city dwellers to know what really goes on in the farms surrounding their homes.

I went through my photos and picked out some that would highlight the farm lifestyle, meaning photos of Bossy2 and her cute little calf. I am sure you know by now that since Bossy2 continues to jump in front of the camera pushing everyone else out of the way with her Diva ways I seem to have accumulated quite a few of those.

I walked in the barn at the fair on Friday night after entering my things the night before and was delighted to see many photos of Bossy2 hanging for the whole world to see with red ribbons adorning, I was excited and could not wait to tell her, she would be very pleased indeed. I continued over to the knitted section where I had entered one off those hats that Bossy2 has worn for those photo shoots and surprisingly a red ribbon was hanging from it. This pleased me to no end because now it was official I could call myself a knitter and I knew Bossy2 was really going to love that. She could wear an actual red ribbon hat now.


Then I started to wonder if I should tell Bossy2 and the other girls about the photos at all because I had neglected to enter any photos of Girl or Sally or even Annie. Oh why had I not entered any of them they are just as adorable? Well I did know Annie does not like posing for photos any more so she was never going to be in any photos, oh that whole darn weaning thing continues to haunt me and keeps a rift between us, and I do hope she gets over that eventually. How could I have forgotten to enter Girl photos she continues to be jealous of Bossy2 and tries to push her out of the way and wants the attention and I had completely ignored her, I am never going to hear the end of that, this I knew for sure.


I am going to think long and hard about showing Bossy2 the ribbons because I am thinking her head will swell and she will think she is too good for all of us and demand to be treated like the Diva she truly believes she is. The other girls would not be able to be around her because she would be bragging and talking about her new found red ribbon fame forever.


You know now that I think of it I really don’t like the kind of people that brag about their accomplishments and tell everyone about all the red ribbons they won at the fair; do you?


I do think this is a nice shot for next year; it would appear Bossy2 is not the only photogenic one in my crowd.

I have decided I will not tell Bossy2, I truly believe Divas do indeed need to be ignored sometimes to keep them humble. What do you think?


Later

38 comments:

  1. Congratulations Buttons on the red ribbons and they belong, of course, as much to you as Bossy2 as without your camera who would see her?
    Perhaps keep it under your hat (congrats on that red ribbon too) just in case Bossy2 gets above herself. Don't want her friends to ostracize her if she begins bragging too much. She already tells them how beautiful she is, of that I am sure
    That last shot is beautiful and should certainly be included in next year's entry.
    Once again, well done girls. xx

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  2. Congratulations! What I think? Your photos are fabulous. So is the hat!!!!

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  3. I plan to enter some photos in our county fair this week, too. Great minds think alike, right?! Congratulations on your ribbons!

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  4. that's just awesome! congratulations!

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  5. congrats all around- that is super! I can now say I knew you when you were a beginning knitter! :) Love that last shot!

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  6. best idea. not to tell. -grin-

    but oh that last picture!!!! sooo cooool.

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  7. Cows can be quite the hams! But luckily not ham in this case.

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  8. Well i think they're all beautiful, of course be proud show them off give them all stars, one should be proud of how good a farmer she is! I mean have you ever seen a woman win a bakery award and not glow with the beauty of it ...so go ahead and glow and make a ribbon for each girl, different colours of course, stay in the stress free zone 'y hear B? :)

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  9. Coming to you from Cedar Pond; she gave you such a lovely recommendation and you certainly live up to it!

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  10. Haha, yes, a little humility is good. :) Congrats on the red ribbons!

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  11. Ignoring a diva will keep her humble so all should be well with the girls!...:)JP

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  12. Ahem...well, first of all let me congratulate YOU on your excellent photography skills and all those glorious first place ribbons for your photos and your knitting. I don't think it would hurt Bossy 2 at all to know she is famous.....

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  13. B,

    Congratulations on winning my friend. You create beautiful pictures, and do wonders with your hands when knitting.
    Enjoy this time!!!

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  14. Congratulations . . . on the ribbon win, for humble you, as much as for Bossy 2 . . .

    Great post . . . filled with reflections, real and true . . .

    I like your style, giving credit to Bossy2 instead of yourself! Warm, humble, cool you . . .

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  15. I love, love that cattle shot! it's beautiful. Nice to see you entering things for the fair. It just occurred to me that our county fair is this week. I haven't entered anything since I was a kid in 4-H. I should do that. Next year, I guess. I cant' wait to get up there to walk through the horse barns and see the chickens, pigs, and bunnies.

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  16. Your last photo show s one my favorite cow expressions. They look at you as if to say ,"What are you?" Should we take off or stand and fight?" cows are mostly just curious.

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  17. Congrats to the photographer and the beautiful subject! :)
    I love the photo for next year. Love the expression on those Hereford girls faces.
    Btw, love your quote. How true.
    Cheri

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  18. Cleanliness is next to Godliness.
    Keeping a Diva humble is next to impossible.
    Don't tell her. She will be much easier to life with.

    Congratulations on your well-displayed skills. Now, back to haying!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  19. Congratulations to you on all the red ribbons! I'm especially impressed with the knitting. I've started crocheting a baby blanket -- 20 years after the last time I made one. It reminds me of you, taking up knitting; and it reminds me of my mother who loved to knit as well. It was kind of hard being in the yarn shop, to tell you the truth. I missed my mom terribly.

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  20. They all have such sweet faces...

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  21. Congratulations!
    Now admit it, part of the reason you love her is because she's a Diva. ;-)

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  22. As always, loved reading your post. Congratulations on the ribbons! Love that last shot!

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  23. Congratulations, well done :)
    Hugs M xox

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  24. Well done to both you and Bossy 2! Exciting news! Yesterday Luke officially commandeered the hat you made me, but we compromised and will be sharing it!

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  25. If her head swells, she will need a bigger hat this winter! Congratulations on all your ribbons!

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  26. Congrats on the red ribbons. Well done. Congrats also because you made time to share your skills with your neighbors in the middle of all the other big things on your list. Thanks also for sharing with us out here in blog land.

    I'm super amazed at the two-headed cow in the last photo. Bossy 2's head got so big that she grew another one!

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  27. Congrats b.....I would never ignore a diva!!

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  28. I just love that you enter things in the fair. LOVE that about you! Congrats!

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  29. Hooray to you on all the ribbons! Love, love that last photo...I think it would be ok to tell Bossy 2...she can handle it! :)

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  30. Congratulations, dear B! I am smiling at you. :-)

    I wonder if you could whisper the news to Bossy2 and ask her to keep it quiet?

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  31. Congrats on the red ribbon and I adore the last shot!

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  32. If Bossy2's head swells too much, she won't be able to wear her hat! Congrats on all those ribbons!

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  33. A hearty congrats to my dear friend!! :)

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  34. OH YEAH! Buttons! Thats awesome. I'm thinking about entering some of my photos in the State Fair here in October. I guess I should look into it SOON.

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  35. Yes, Bossy2 qill get too big a head if you tell her how truly adorable she is. ;)

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  36. congratulations to you and bossy2!!

    i did not realize until this very post that other countries don't use a blue ribbon to symbolize 1st place. i'm feeling a bit silly (aka american) about that. ;)

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  37. Yay, congrats Miss B!!! You do knit some very lovely hats - I love the colour of that one - and you definitely take stunning photos, and I am glad you are being recognized in your area for it!!

    Our fair is next weekend, and I am looking forward to strolling through the contest tables to see the photos, veggies, crafts and knits.

    Hugs!!!! Mandi

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