Children lassoed model steer, stuffed straw into scarecrows and rang old rusty farm dinner bells Sunday, the final day of the Sonoma-Marin Fair.
The Ag-Ventureland booth at the Petaluma fairgrounds gave children like Alexis Ward, 10, a chance to milk a cow, albeit a plastic one.
"It's hard," the fifth-grader said, pulling a steady stream from the rubber udders.
"It takes a heavy hand, pull down," her mother, Tami Ward of Healdsburg, said.
Despite clouds that threatened rain, the lines for the twirling Tornado ride and lemonade ran long during the last afternoon of the five-day fair.