Has anyone else noticed the prevalence of “Fun Day” to describe gatherings in our community–and it’s true. We in the Little Snake River Valley really know how to have fun! Right after Labor Day, we have an end-of-summer, about to plunge-into-fall-work, guess-it-will-be snowing-soon celebration. This year the Community Barbeque included a barbeque (go figure), bouncy big toys for the kids and some grown-ups, live music, an arts and crafts display, and, of course, The Mostly Peruvian Soccer Tournament. One of our neighbors donates the use of his hayfield, next to the museum, as a soccer venue. Most years, the hay is put up, and the stubble is a little stiff. This year, due to generous (some might say overabundant) rains, the field featured somewhat soggy windrows, some of which had been raked aside to allow for clear soccer fields. This year, eleven teams played. A few were turned away, after being deemed to be too far afield and too semi-pro to participate. This gives you an idea of how many Peruvians are employed in agriculture in our area and surrounding communities. This is a day that the players look forward to all year. Even though several of our sheepherders left their flocks for the day to play for our team, the Osos de Ladder Ranch, alas, our guys did not prevail. Still, a good time was had by all–truly Fun Days!
September 8, 2014 at 9:02 AM
That looks like a lot of fun and good clean fun for everyone. We live in tomato (Ruskin, fl) country and have a tomato festival with lots of fun things, even a rotten tomato fight in one of the closed fields some years. I love living in a farming area but the houses are coming toward us fast. Love the pictures. Thanks
September 9, 2014 at 6:51 AM
would like to use this in the next issues and the photos— send me more photos if you wish and I will get them to the theme page editor. Or if you want to add more or change the article that would be fine. Last night at the meeting (production) several talked about how they like this blog report! Linda