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A new friend of ours gave us tickets to the Indiana State Fair, so we made a family evening of it.  While walking around, it was if the heavens parted and a brilliant beam of light shone down on an old shack.

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Jack immediately made a beeline for the building selling pure maple syrup.  In another stroke of luck, it was during the free taste hours.

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Can you see how happy Jack is?

Jack slurped up his syrup, talked with the workers and bought a few maple taps.  I think he can hardly wait until February to use them on our maple trees.

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We learned other valuable lessons at the fair as well.  Like that the girls are probably a few years away from wanting to go on some of the thrill rides.

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Although if Claire had a chance, she’d probably go.  Those are her little hands trying to pull herself up to look over the side of the Ferris wheel.

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The girls learned that oxen can get pretty big.
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Claire was reminded that corn dogs are amazing (even if they’re $1 an inch).
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Kate found out that she too has a tongue.
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And Evelyn discovered that no matter how hard she tried, it is impossible to milk a wooden cow.

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