Saturday, June 23, 2012

County Fair!! (Lotsa Pics)

To the vet for Tattoos and Health certificate....

Freckles is NOT spoiled...

Poor Polly..... She got car sick...

Kyla bathing a rooster.... 

He did not appreciate it... But he got a blue ribbon!

Primping and cleaning for the big day....

Getting in place.....

Waiting for things to start up...

Kara's Pencil Drawing...

Kyla's Newborn hat...

The beef cows started coming in our goats went nuts..
What doesn't everyone Hold their goats when they are scared?
Yes everyone of them got their voluntarily!

Nope... not spoiled at all......

Rachel was scared too... 
There was room for 2.. Barely...

Kate got Nubian Grand Champion..

Kate was up against Rachel for Grand Champion....

Change of plans.. The girls and their daddy stayed the night..
Rachel was jumping out at everything that startled her .
Then realized it was great fun....

Polly was pooped.... 

Next morning primping and getting ready.....

Tough when you have to compete against your sisters...
Some of the goats are even sisters..

Overall Champion?......
Nope not us.. 
A skinny little Alpine got it..
Judge was a dairy cow judge.. 
so she doesn't know the breed characteristics of a goat..
Better luck next time...

Kate is just saying Sweeett relief...... Lol!
 All in all it was a good fair for us.. We made some new friends.. Talked about some 4H options for community service this year coming up... Spent time together as a family.. It was great fun.. Got to see my girls in action and how much they improved from the last time they showed.. I barely had to do anything for them that was great! I am so happy to see my girls become independent.. But it makes me sad at the same time.. Not dwelling on the future right now.. Just basking in the good feelings from this weekend..
Have a blessed Sunday all!


 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Luke 6:37-38

11 comments:

TJ said...

Beautiful goats!!! Great job at the fair. And it's so nice to see spoiled goats :) They always seem to be happier when they are spoiled!

goatpod2 said...

Nice pictures and no we don't hold our goats when they're scared though!

Amy

Brenda said...

It looks like everyone had a wonderful Fair experience. Thanks for sharing the photos and the story. Congratulations on the wins and the ribbons!

Becky said...

I LOVE county fairs!!! Ours is in 2 weeks or so.
Looks like your girls did great!! I think there are judges like this in every area of livestock. I know in rabbits MOST of the judges are great, and then you get that one that makes you scratch your head and say HUH?? ;)

Providence Acres Farm said...

You have beautiful girls and goats! It's a fun family time together and a learning experience for them, even if they don't win. Winning isn't everything.

Queenacres said...

Congrats on the wins and glad to hear you had a great time! Your girls did a great job, you should be very proud of them!

Amanda said...

Better a dairy cow judge than a meat goat judge like our county fair last year! Sheesh, I am beginning to think I should judge, but then Rachel couldn't show. Looks like everyone had a good time, except maybe the rooster =). Good job!

tree ocean said...

LOL @ Amanda. Do you bathe the goats too Tonia? They look so pretty. Congrats to the girls great job!

*~*~*~*~Tonia said...

Goats are brushed and brushed and brushed some more.. Then spot bathed.. I refuse to bath my goats as it would totally stress them out..

Proverbs 31 Mommy said...

Awesome! The girls and the goats did great! Hey if your girls start a blog they should def call it that. LOL! I hope they have a better judge next time but either way congrats on all the blue ribbons! Good job girls!

MamaDragon said...

What gorgeous well behaved goats. I would love to know how you get them to relax so well in a new environment, ours are easy going at home, and act terrified of everything different.