1. For some reason my personal goal for the year is to see how many times I can get llamas into the newspaper. So far, I’m at three.

     
  2. This house had 29 cats in it.

     
  3. Having fun with reflections at the Central Wisconsin Horse Sale.

     
  4. Ashlyn Beels of Spencer, 10, plays on the monkey bars during a Rural Virtual Academy outing at Griese Park in Marshfield, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The Rural Virtual Academy is a public charter school based out of Medford for families to school their children from home.

     
  5. Wisconsin Rapids’ Dayna Schultz grows exhausted and takes a breather during the Marshfield Invitational cross country meet at Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.

     
  6. Last week I went to the fair, saw giant trees uprooted by wind, watched doctors take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, hung out with Chinese buyers as they toured a cranberry marsh, and talked to the football team as their game was cancelled due to weather and realized the “little kids” I used to work with at my old summer job are now seniors in high school.

    It was a good week.

     
  7. I was doing some grade A bonding with my new poultry friends this morning at the Marshfield Fairgrounds. The Central Wisconsin State Fair starts tomorrow, which means cute animals and 4-H kids. A fitting way to end the summer.

     
  8. Clark County Fair from a few weekends ago.

     
  9. Went to the Marshfield Area Kennel Club dog show and took some photos on my phone. It was exactly like Best In Show.

     
  10. I finish shooting football practices for the season preview tomorrow. Here are some of my favorites from the nine practices I’ve been to so far.

    If you really like these photos and want to see more, here’s the landing page I made for all the photo galleries http://mnhne.ws/1lEoRSL

     
  11. Wendy Okerglicki of Stanley, left, cleans off her son, Cody’s, 13, shoes before he showed his sheep in the livestock barn at the Taylor County Fair in Medford, Thursday, July 24, 2014.

     
  12. Katrina Oluszczyk-Freek dead lifts in the weight room at Columbus Catholic High School in Marshfield, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.