I didn’t grow up a farm girl. Not even close. So I’m kind of making the whole farm life thing up as I go along. Like the goats I brought home a month ago. One of my goals was to get Brett involved in 4-H so he could show the goats and maybe some sheep. Little details– I didn’t even know how old you had to be to join 4-H. But what better way to find out than just to show up at the county 4-H livestock fair and question poor, unsuspecting participants!
We walked around and looked interested and sure enough, several families stopped to talk with us. (Love this about farm families!) We found out about the “Clover” program which judges showmanship of the kids rather than the characteristics of the animals. Its for kids 8 and under, so that will be perfect for us!
Although they spent most of their time playing in a pile of sand behind the bleachers, Brett and Anna also watched a few classes go through the judging process. Brett is all excited about teaching our goats how to stand properly for a judge. He wants to start tomorrow. I’m counting on YouTube to come through for me on this. Feel free to leave advise in the comments!!
Then we ate jumbo hot dogs (fair requirement I’m pretty sure) and played in the sand some more before coming home to leave a massive ring in the bathtub.
This farm life really grows on you.