Sunday, September 11, 2011


And here is . . . drumroll . . . the verdict.

Second Prize for the bumbleberry jam!

Second Prize for the gooseberry and lavender jelly/syrup/jelly!

Third Prize for the blueberry chutney!

I am chuffed. I am proud. I am . . . a jampion!

It gets better. On the chicken front, one of the Australorp cockerels (Hector Junior Junior, so named because he is a slightly smaller version of Hector Junior) won third in his category. The two Buff cockerels placed first and second in theirs, which is a good thing because they were the only two entrants.

But Hector! Our lovely boy Hector! He won his category, which may not be surprising because he was the only Australorp rooster entered. But he also went on to win the prize for the best rooster of any of the standard breeds (in other words, not a bantam). Here he is, with his fancy blue ribbon.

Kim has been down to check on her chickens at least once or twice a day since the fair began, and she reports that Hector is the object of many admiring comments from all the people who pass by. (Most commonly heard: "He's so big!"). But Hector, being Hector, has not let this acclaim go to his head. He's still our sweet, modest, calm lovely boy.

Way to go, Hector!


Holly House said...

Yay! Congrats!! You're a jampion and all your cockerels are champions!

Joleen said...

Way to go! Congratulations!

Flartus said...

It took me a minute to get your "jampion" title. lol

I knew Hector was a winner. He's such a looker. Congrats on all the ribbons. I bet you're already making plans for next year, aren't you?

Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

Congrats on your winnings!! It really is addictive, you are probably already making your list for next year.

Paula said...

Wowie wow wow! Good for both of you! Not too shabby for a first showing.

Doc said...

I have been away for a while with this and that, it was so nice to come back and read this post. Miriam congrats on the "Jampion". Give my favorite Rooster a hug for me, I knew he was of champion blood. I will be raising a glass to Odd Hector he really is a handsome one isn’t he?

Toni aka irishlas said...

Yea! Whoohoo! Congrats to you both! You both should be strutting!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you both! We admired your lovely birds at the Ex, and were thrilled to see the shiny ribbons. We know where we're going for chicks next time!

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