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.
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.
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.