2.Crush garlic with rosemary, salt and pepper, making a paste. Pierce meat with a sharp knife in several places and press the garlic paste into the openings. Rub the meat with the remaining garlic mixture and olive oil.
3.Place pork loin into oven, turning and basting with pan liquids. Cook until the pork is no longer pink in the center, about 2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Remove roast to a platter. Heat the wine in the pan and stir to loosen browned bits of food on the bottom. Serve with pan juices.
I got a big two thumbs up for this and was asked why I didn't make meals like this every night!!
I just love the GREAT Indiana State Fair! So much in fact - I have been talking to my family and I'm pretty sure that I have not missed a State Fair in 30 years!!! It's True. From being pushed around in a stroller to showing hogs for 10 years through 4-H to interning with the State 4-H Dept. to working as a 4-H Ambassador during the fair to volunteering my time in the Swine Barn and now to enjoying it with my children - I have been attending the fair for many, many years. And, I love it!!!! I am a fair junkie - I admit it!
So, in all of my years - this has probably been one of the BEST fairs ever! Here are some of the highlights:
Riding in the fair parade with the State Fair Queen - Denae Pyle!
The girls having tea at the "Bridges to Japan" exhibit.
A Johnson County 4-H'er winning Grand Champion Barrow! Congrats to the Gaughan family!!!
Keith Urban popping up 6 rows directly in front of us!!!!
Friends and family at the fair! We LOVE the Little Hands on the Farm exhibit!
The cheese scuplture and of course - the awesome DAIRY BAR!!!
And, last but not least - all of the animal exhibits!!!!
We still have 6 more days of GREAT fun! Hope to see you there!!!
If you remember we have four tickets to the Indiana State Fair to giveaway thanks to the Indiana Soybean Alliance!! We are excited to announce our winner and hope they have just as much fun! We used random.org to select our winner. Congratulations Holly! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and we will send your tickets!
We had a GREAT time at the fair yesterday! We got to meet the Indiana State Fair Queen Denae Pyle!
Amy and her Hubby had a dinner meeting so we got to watch the kids! I love babysitting and I always have. In fact, when I was little and people asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I would always answer, "a babysitter"! Usually when we watch them the first thing they want to do is go feed Polly! Polly is a heifer that we will be taking to the state fair later this month. You can win tickets to the state fair on our blog! Polly's full name is Kuhncrest P Deb Polly- ET! Say that 3 times fast!
The kids decided that it would be best if we took the golf cart!
Here she is...
Time to mix her feed. Think of it like making a casserole.
What an evening!!!! I had the opportunity to attend the Indiana State Fair Board of Directors dinner tonight. This was their final dinner before Opening Day tomorrow! We enjoyed an awesome meal - pork loin of course, since it is the Year of Pigs at the State Fair!
Although the Directors were extremely busy today, many of them took the time to attend this dinner. At the end of the meal - sitting on the balcony of the President's Suite in the middle of the fairgrounds, each Director went around and shared their fondest fair memories. WOW - this is where I was so touched that I had to write this blog and dedicate it to the folks that work so hard to provide our state with an amazing 17 days of fair fun!
Here are a few of the memories that were shared:
1) Attending the State Fair for over 40 consecutive years.
2) Multi-generations of family members exhibiting at the fair.
3) Packing picnic meals and eating fried chicken in the infield with their families.
4) Watching their children exhibit 4-H projects for 10 years at the State Fair.
5) Getting 'chills' when they turned the corner and saw the Indiana State Fair sign above the Coliseum.
6) Knowing the countless hours of hard work that our youth put in to their 4-H projects.
7) Realizing the potential of young people in our state.
8) Laughing and developing life-long friendships.
9) Knowing the difference that they make in the 4-H members' lives.
10) Believing in our youth.
I wish I could explain the passion that I heard and saw when these folks shared their stories tonight. I saw quivering chins, smiling, nodding, laughing and shedding tears. These people are the heart of the Indiana State Fair. The countless hours that they volunteer to make sure that our 4-H members can succeed are unbelievable.
I know how powerful the 4-H Youth program can be. I was a 10-year member and was lucky enough to exhibit all 10 years at the State Fair. That program made an impact in my life like no other youth program that I was involved in. It was evident tonight that many of our Directors feel the same. They volunteer because that program and that place have touched them so deeply. It's awesome!!
So, to those who serve our 4-H Youth program - THANK YOU!!!! You make a difference every day in the lives of our future citizens! Here's to "Making the Best Better!"
Are you ready for the great Indiana State Fair?!?!? The fair opens tomorrow!! The winner will be announced August 10th!!
Amy and I along with some of our blogging buddies are getting ready for Family Fair Days with GOODEness Gracious 'N Friends at the Indiana State Fair! We will be visiting the State Fair and giving you some behind the scenes looks at awesome State Fair activities sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance!
To kick things off right today, the Indiana Soybean Alliance has given me and all of my friends (See links below) four Indiana State Fair tickets each to giveaway on our blogs to our readers! Woot!
So here is how you enter:
Winner of 4 Indiana State Fair Tickets courtesy of the Indiana Soybean Alliance will be chosen at random on August 10.
Each person is eligible for 2 entries: 1 entry for following this blog and 1 entry for commenting
Two Maids a milking is offering an extra entry for becoming a fan on Facebook - Kelsay Farm Tours
Wow!!! This is how I feel every year when I see an aerial photo of our corn maze! I know what it should look like (I designed it!) BUT you never know that it looks just right until you see it from the air. So, this is what we did over the weekend. Our good friends from Evansville flew up to take the photos. They have been gracious enough to do this every year that we've done a corn maze. THANKS Phil & April!
Here are some photos of ME taking photos of HER taking photos from the air :)
My three munchies even got some time in the plane! Not in the air though!!!! He took Miss Bug up when she was only 3 and she loved it but it made mommy a little nervous from below. So, we're going to wait until everyone is a little older to go up again!
So, 1 hour and 160 photos later - we had the perfect shot! Here's our whole crew at the end of the day:
Although I'd love to post the 2010 Kelsay Farms Corn Maze photo below ------ I can't! I'm releasing it in just a few days... So, STAY TUNED!!!
And, for those of you with airplanes - don't get any ideas... :)