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Jousting at the Wildlife Prairie Park Olde English Faire

I went to the Wildlife Prairie Park Olde English Faire today – loads of fun! There were plays, falconry, shops, and activities, but my favorite attraction by far was the Jousting. This wasn’t staged-to-look-real jousting – this was the real deal, done by the guys that starred in Full Metal Jousting on the History channel.

Each contestant would get 1 point for hitting their opponent, 5 points for breaking their own lance (which, by the way, is 1.25 inches thick – it takes 1800 pounds of pressure to break a lance), and 10 points for dismounting their opponent.

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Spirit

For around 5 years, the “grass menagerie” (as Dad puts it – referring to the animals in our pasture) consisted of Oakey and the three goats. Last fall we added a sheep, and during the early part of winter we got a cow. Well, the herd has been added to yet again – Sprit, a miniature pony!

New Sheep on the Farm

Dad, Mom and I drove over to our neighbor’s house last night and bought a young sheep from him – a hair sheep (it has hair instead of wool).