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The Whole Farm Life Thing

The Whole Farm Life Thing {DaddysTractor.com}

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!

The Whole Farm Life Thing {DaddysTractor.com}

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!

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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!!

The Whole Farm Life Thing {DaddysTractor.com} The Whole Farm Life Thing {DaddysTractor.com}

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.

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3 thoughts on “The Whole Farm Life Thing

  1. Homeschool Crafts

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog 🙂
    http://homeschoolcrafts.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/one-lovely-blog-award/

  2. I’ve shown goats for 10 years and I just went to my first show yesterday. I have enjoyed it very much throughout the years. It is also a great project for kids to get started in because they aren’t as hard to deal with like cattle. If you have any questions I would be more than happy to answer them and help you out because I know it was so nice to find people who helped me out when I got started.

    Erin
    http://diariesfromthedirtroad.blogspot.com
    emullins93@gmail.com

  3. Love the “leave a massive ring in the bathtub” that is the biggest judge for how much fun you had :).

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