Windsor Fair, August 27, 2012
Our family went to the Windsor Fair while on vacation in Maine in 2012. The fair is in the small central Maine town of Windsor; the nine-day fair, which draws over 100,000 people each year, has been around since 1888. Each day has a theme and the day that we attended was Woodsmen’s Day, which featured logging competitions such as log sawing, ax throwing, and log chopping.
There was a cow judging competition in which cows in various categories were paraded in front of a judge. After examining the cows, the judge would provide commentary on a host of body parts of each cow before declaring winners in the division. I really didn’t follow the comments on the cow body parts but learned that a large utter with substantial veins is a positive. The udder is a single mass hanging beneath the cow, consisting of pairs of mammary glands. Outside the judging area, there was a demonstration of a mechanical milking machine. It gives me a new perspective every morning when I eat my cereal with milk.
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