Sunday, August 4, 2019

2019 Cow Chipping and Sweet Corn Festival Conclusion

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Where it all started
circle of life
This is a long video/slideshow, about 15 minutes. If you could just skim through it, you'll see an amazing community putting together this big event. It brought  people from around the state and you will see  them enjoying  their time in Chatham.  

And, yes, you will see some cow patties being collected. Little Miss Corn Festival is displaying a winning cow pattie.

Precious children
About 15 minutes slide show

Little Miss and Mr. Sweet Corn Festival and their royal court
Next year. Next year we will be there!

45 comments:

  1. Lucky you, to be there, Susan. It is wonde ful to see come together to bind the community in this way. We have so much going on in Shrewsbury, river festivals, Morris dancers for charities, The Flower Festival grown now to quite an event. It is impossible for us to visit, but as The Flower Festival in the park is only a mile away, hopefully we shall be there with husband on his large mobility scooter and me trotting along the pavement 🌼🌼🌼

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    1. The Morris Dancers! We went to a English fair put on by the Daughters of the British Empire. They were so amazing. And there were the most amazing scones.

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  2. I'm a great lover of corn; it certainly deserves a festival, if you ask me.
    Such beautiful people and kids in the video, vivid colors, engaging background music,a variety of activities - in short, a Feast to the eyes!

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  3. What a great celebraton of community pride.

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  4. There was something going on for everyone. Now I am craving fresh sweet corn.

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  5. We have an apple festival happening soon a few towns up north

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    1. September means apple around my hometown area. We made apple butter.

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  6. I wish there was something akin to that corn festival nearby. Those darling, darling faces! (But can't escape the theme song from Green Acres running through my head … lol!)

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    1. It was the worst song for me, but then there you go.

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  7. Looks like a fun time. Time to start planning for next year now.

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    1. I am betting that is what they are doing right now.

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  8. Awesome things to do! I grew up in a rural area. I am currently living in a semi rural area and there are lots of farms here. Agricultural and food festivals are great!

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  9. It is hard to describe the traditions of a rural community to an non-country person, so I am thrilled to know you have those treats!

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  10. Sweet, it is so much of a joy to see folks join together to just have some down to earth family fun. Now I have to go put another 2 ears of corn in the stove. Love sweet corn.. It deserves a festival!
    Love from NC
    Sherry & jack

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    1. From NC! they will have plenty of sweet corn.

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  11. What a remarkable video. Lots of music, too. I have tossed cow patties before at our county fair when I was a child. The object is picking the right size and shape. As round as possible is best and not too big, but with a bit of weight to them. LOVED the idea of the cow chip contest and the sweet corn queens and king. It's a great community builder and wonderful for people in an agricultural community. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. this is exactly that, a community builder. Great people there.

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  12. That would be a fun festival to attend, maybe someday i can.

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    1. I'm thinking that next July sounds good for me.

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    1. The heart is a good description. Hope your trip is going well.

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  14. And a good time was had by all! What fun.

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    1. Heh, heh. I'd say attendance was really popping.

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  16. I imagine there would be so many benefits to growing up in a farm environment. Cow patties would not be one of them (for me). LOL at the popping/corny comments above me. :)

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    1. Farming involves a lot of dirt and work, but it is the community of farms that make up the benefits.

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  17. such a delightful video dear Susan :)

    i love such events that celebrate humanity and unity

    being from a beautiful village where farming is main source of income i have seen such happy gathering many times and they are treasured memories of my life
    simple ways of life are true source of happiness indeed

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    1. Your blog posts are so delightful. Reading about your family and home make me want to visit.

      Also you tell stories of customs and events needing prayer.

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  18. sounds and looks like lot of fun... i love corn and corn bread and all things made with corn.... our Big weighs 65 pounds also, he is a gentle giant. loves everone he sees, i tried to find your Lucy on your blog but could not.. would love to see her

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  19. Sure coming together as a community and just enjoying and having fun, the way to be. I'd still skip the cow patties though.

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  20. Nothing better than summer festivals. Sweet corn and a corn maze make for a fun afternoon.

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    1. Summer festivals in the Midwest are the best. Not heavy in the little tents selling jewelry, but in the homemade goods.

      I have had bad experiences with corn mazes. Having a terrible sense of direction can be hard to follow mazes.

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  21. I wonder what the cows think of it all!

    God bless.

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    1. I think they are glad they are not constipated.

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  22. It's wonderful to see a community celebrate an event together. A festival of fun!

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    1. For a community of 13,000 they pulled it off! Lots of fun. My brother will give me details when I see him in a two weeks.

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  23. Looks like a wonderful community festival! Thanks for sharing.

    The guitar music sounded familiar too- I had to think for a few minutes before it came to me! I used to listen to that guy when I was younger. the first eight minutes of the video. That was a neat surprise!

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!