Posing for the Newspaper
Checking things out...
Freckles is not sure about this....
This is how you get them to calmly walk into the ring...
By letting them check things out..
Knowing your goat is a good thing...
Our little hen
She got Grand Reserve Champion
Waiting to go in..
One thing I like about this is the girls make new friends
Every time we go to a new show...
Candice got 2nd place in Senior showmanship
One of Kyla's photos got Best Of Show..
Chocolate mint & Spearmint...
Ground Cherries.. They didnt know what they were..
Kara showing IllaBet(we changed her name thats what stuck)
Polly getting her lap time..
The Boer Does....
Sorry to all my meat goat friends
but all the white is why I like my Nubians best..
They have a little more variety in color.. :D
Kara's tractor drawing that is going to State!
It was between her and a robot for Best of Show for 4H
The robot had a lot of creativity involved.
Good Job to Zack on that!
I know nothing about robots but it looked cool!
The class we did best in...
Of course we had a 3 out of 4 chance of placing well..
We took the 1st 3 places..
The problem with small fair shows..
They try to lump all the classes together..
And they got a meat goat person to judge both Dairy and Meat!
He was a very nice guy but Poor Bonnie and Kate had no real chance against does
that are in their prime and just freshened Later this spring..
Kate has been freshened since Nov 2011 and Bonnie is just a yearling...
Some one asked in the comments after the last fair how we kept our goats so calm in a new place.. Well its like this.. Some one is almost always with them.. They have hay, a little grain and water. We are at 1-2 day fairs so its spent going and going.. Not a lot of down time so the goats are being handled constantly.. Whether its getting ready to show or the actual showing.. We are very small fish in the big pond of showing animals though.
So now its back to normal.. Well at least our version of it.. Got a mountain of Zucchini to put into relish, peaches to make butter with and other things starting to get ready in the garden..
God have blessed us more than our share I think..He is so good!