Hey all, come take a load off while I tug out the virtual photo album.
Yesterday, as you all know, was our dairy goat show at the fair. It was a hot and humid day but that didn`t seem to dampen the spirits of the kids in the goat barn! One of the best things about fair week-aside from the cotton candy and milkshakes-is getting to spend time with friends.
I ran into so many people that I hadn`t seen since last years fair and it was nice to touch base with them.
Our show began with showmanship judging. Miss Yodeling came in second out of six in her 13-15 year old age group. Our judge was a very nice man who passed along great tips on showing and care for the caprines in our lives. He also is an A.D.G.A. judge so his thoughts on the kids showing styles and our goats is very valuable indeed! Thanks Todd for a great learning experience!
After showmanship the breed classes got underway! A good part of showing is waiting for your class to be called with your animal. Your animal has to be clipped, washed and as spotless as possible. Also this is where all those hours working with your animal really shows!
Judging the LaMancha class.
And the results! Freya won grand champion rosettes for open and 4-H for the LaMancha class!!
Now we wait for the Sable class to be called to the ring.
Waiting for the judges decision.
Calliope wins grand champion rosettes for open and 4-H Sable!!!
So after eight hours the dairy goat show drew to a conclusion for this year. My daughter was tickled many shades of pink and old mom here is burned several shades of pink! But it was, as it always is, a wonderful experience for kids and adults alike.
Today I have a load of wash already chugging away because we`re due back at the fairgrounds by noon so that Miss Yodeling can assist her friend in showing thier Boar goats. Then Thursday the beef show is scheduled and a girlfriend of my daughter`s is showing some of her beefers, so we`ll be at the fairgrounds by 8:30 to watch that. Busy as the bumblebee we are during fair week!
Hope y`all have a great week and I`ll catch up with everyone as soon as the dust settles!