i love love love the Royal Winter Agricultural Fair (and isn't it fun we can live in Canada and go to things that are "Royal")
:: we saw farmers milking cows with velvet-looking fur, and learned that 94% of the milk in Ontario comes from Holsteins
:: we watched the fabulous 'Sheep Shearing Shelleys' shear a sheep (the teenage daughter has been presenting and narrating this demo for at least 6 years now- since she was about 8 maybe? and is such a performer. they make farming look like a fun family affair)
:: we gawked at these prize-winning giant pumpkins
:: the boys raced some mini Nascar RC cars
:: we admired tried out the Japanese tractors, learned about biofuel, and saw the chassis and engine of a big pick-up truck
:: we got really excited about dancing and racing dogs
bought some amazing smoked trout from Manitoulin Island; ate some chocolate fudge, perogies and cabbage rolls, and fish and chips; saw some butter sculptures (!!); petted some goats, sheep, and llamas; tasted birch syrup; learned about urban homesteading; and watched some show horses.
finally, to top off a wonderful day, we had cereal and fried eggs for dinner.