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Published: July 27th 2015
...and I finally met the elusive Cousin Patrick. He and Mike had great fun catching up and reminiscing. While we were there in his garage/man cave his wife, Maureen, and daughter, Bridgette, came home for lunch. They both work at a bank in town. Maureen is a nice woman and seems more than able to keep Patrick in line. Bridgette spent part of her lunch time working with her 9 month old German Sheppard. He’ll be a good dog when she’s got him trained.
Patrick also has a couple of hens in a coop around the back of the garage. They lay the biggest eggs I’ve ever seen from a chicken. We had chickens and ducks when I was a kid, but I don’t even remember the duck eggs being this big. He had a carton of eight he’d collected over the past few days. When we went to the coop to see the chickens, Patrick lifted a door and there was another egg on top of the nesting box! He gave us all nine eggs! Each egg appeared to be the equivalent of one-and-a-half regular eggs you’d buy at the grocery store. Not sure how we’re going to be
able to eat them all.
Also on the agenda for today was a trip to the Barnstable County Fair. If I was to compare it to the fairs at home, I’d say it’s about half the size of the Monroe Fair. The gates opened at 4:00 in the afternoon and closed at 11:30 at night each of the 7 days of the event. We chose to go today because the musical act on the Main Stage was Craig Wayne Boyd, the winner from The Voice last season. He was really good. Definitely country, although he mixed a couple pop and rock tunes into his set. It was a perfect day to go to the fair; not too warm, not too cool.
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