Thursday, July 29, 2010

Show day at County Fair!

Neighbor kids Sally and Samantha in the Beginner Lamb Lead, with the middle one wearing a wool vest and hat, and lamb wearing matching blanket and hat that I'd made for our older girls when they showed sheep many years ago.  It's kind of hard now to find 100% wool like this.  Sam was the winner and so proud of her trophy.  I love to see their excitement.   Love the look on the boy - his eyes!  cute! 
So busy keeping their eyes on the judge.

Granddaughter Amanda and her dad talking before she was to show one of her pigs.

Coming out of the show ring with a Championship Trophy!  Amanda had a good day today with her animals, and also won showmanship.  Good job kiddo!
Now to sign up for the state fair trip and decide which pig to take.  I think she'll be taking her barrow.
On Saturday we have a Livestock Auction for all the blue ribbon market animals, so our work isn't done yet.  Also before the auction, there is a Round Robin Showmanship contest with all the senior showmanship winners of each market animal.  That is fun to watch.  Amanda will start out showing her own pig, then rotate to show a beef steer, dairy steer, and lamb before getting back to her pig.  Our 3 girls each won that showmanship contest.   When our girls were showing, they'd make sure they practiced on someone elses animal before going into the show ring.  Sometimes these steers know when a novice is trying to show them, and they can misbehave.  That's alot of muscle moving and pulling when you don't want them to.


Anonymous said...

What wonderful pictures! You must be so proud of all of them. Congrats to Amanda and continued success! Hope you all have a nice weekend.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Nice post - love the pic of my Honey and Amanda - looks like the day went well and Amanda did very well!

Rae said...

These are great fair pictures. The kids are cute. Some people only go to a fair for the food and rides. I think the best part is the animals and their showings. Congrats to Amanda on winning showmanship.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Congrats to Amanda! I knew she would win! Cute photos of Sally and Sam and their sheep:)

Sharon said...

I love the photo of the girl in the vest and her lamb.
Congrats to Amanda.
Have a great day.

Sybil said...

Whata fun and happy day everyone sure had..Congradulations all round is what I say...Many yeras ago when I was a child my Father bread and showed hens...Most weekends would find us at an agricultural show and I always had the greatest of fun. Other than the hens my Favourite was alwasy the pigs !.Happy Days....Thanks for sharing love Sybil x