Photos by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times                                Top: Harley Engle, from Coupeville, and her cow Scarlett.                                Bottom: Lilly Kline, age 10, from Oak Harbor and her Texel sheep named Blossom.

Photos by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times Top: Harley Engle, from Coupeville, and her cow Scarlett. Bottom: Lilly Kline, age 10, from Oak Harbor and her Texel sheep named Blossom.

Whidbey Island 4-H kids show livestock

Annual fair continues through Sunday

Children of all ages began to show off their hard work caring for their animals at the Whidbey Island Fair on Thursday.

The kids in 4-H clubs were proud of their animals as they paraded them in front of the judges.

The sounds of goats bleating, cows mooing and audience applause could be heard from all around the showing areas.

Harley Engle, age 11, from Coupeville said it was her third year showing cows.

“I’d like to have a ranch when I’m older, be a cow judge and be a breeder of beef cows,” Engle said.

She had four cows with her named Scarlett, Byron, Peyton and Annie(after Orphan Annie since the mom rejected the calf but it survived).

Lilly Kline, age 10, from Oak Harbor said she wasn’t really nervous as she waited to show her Texel sheep.

This wasn’t her first year at the fair, she explained.

In a separate area, children and adults who entered handmade items like colorful quilts and sweaters had a chance to show off their skills.

Cakes, cookies, jams, jellies, and more were lined up for viewing in cases next to the quilting displays.

Country music played throughout the fairgrounds and some people started dancing in front of the Midway stage.

Others sat in groups for lunch from one of the variety of food vendors.

The Whidbey Island Fair will run until Sunday at the county fairgrounds.

Harley Engle, from Coupeville, and Scarlett, one of her four cows. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.

Harley Engle, from Coupeville, and Scarlett, one of her four cows. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times.

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