Hey there! Hope you all enjoyed your August, cause it has left us. This morning I thought about winter and all the cold, and now I’m sad. But it will come and go, just like this summer has. I’m looking forward to the fall though! Lets focus on that! I thought I would tell you about my fair experience this year, so lets get to it.
So as you know, last week was the county fair in mena. I was going to show a cow and a dairy goat, but my goat didn’t work out. And by that I mean I ran out of time, and she wasn’t quite where she needed to be. So all I entered under the livestock barn was a cow. I did enter three pictures and a scarf though. I got a best of section with one of my pictures, and a second with my scarf. I was pretty happy with that. Now cow placing is a little more complicated, so I’ll take it from the top.
There are five different divisions for cows, Registered, American, English, Composite, and Exotic. I was in the English division. My heifer was 3/4 devon and 1/4 angus. There were only five cows total in the English division. Then in each division, there are classes. How they decide which animal will show against which, is by weight. So come show night, I went into the ring with another person and got first in my class. Which was awesome! I was so excited, because last year, I got last in my class of four. This year, I then went on to show against the other three class winners (there being only three classes in the English this year). And then I got Reserved Grand Champion of my division, which is second. If I would have gotten Grand Champion, I would have gone up against all the other Grand Champions for Supreme, which is the overall best. But I didn’t. And I am so happy I got that far! Mom came up to me after I got reserved and said, “I guess its better than last year since your not crying!” And it was so much better. I would have wanted to either gotten grand or gone into sale, but theres always next year! Here’s a picture of me and my calf (by the way her name is Shortie, and you will see why in the picture) after the show.
Oh, and I won’t be posting next friday either. I’ll be in Texarkana Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the fair down there! And I think I’ll probably be showing on Friday. But as far as I know, I should be posting the next week. I hope you enjoyed it! See you back in two weeks!
Your quite tired (from fair week) farmgirl,