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Monday, July 21, 2014

What Do You Wear When Going Out to Work Livestock and Fair Update

After Tink came out to the barn wearing striped and very colorful leggings with her 4-H shirt to work the calves, we got to thinking, What do YOU grab and put on when you go out to feed/work your calves? I asked for her permission to use this picture before adding it.  Without it, there could be a terrible rift in our mother/daughter relationship! I also told her I would throw myself under the fashion bus and share my post on this outfit with you from a few winters ago.

Fair Update:  Whew!  We turned in all projects....2 scrapbooks, 2 posters on shooting sports, 2 baskets, 1 latch hook rug, one geology project, and one photography poster...., and the girls earned some very pretty blue, lavender, and purple ribbons.  We are totally IN. LOVE. with the Cricut Explore Electronic Cutting Machine with Cricut Design Space Free Online Software that I broke down and ordered.  It will pay for itself in no time just by creating titles for projects.  No more half used letter packages because we ran out of a's or e's or n's.  You just can't buy a vowel or letter like the Wheel of Fortune peeps!  I'm sure there will be many more posts coming once I start trying a few of the DIY projects this machine can do!

With fair projects all judged, we get to turn our full attention on the 4 calves that go in on Wednesday. We have learned a lot from last year's experience and are a bit more comfortable with the calves.  Bear's steer and heifer are more "spunky" that Tink's, so we are trying to help them learn proper holds and techniques for stopping and leading them.  Honestly, the best trick is to keep working with them: walk them, feed them, brush them. wash them, blow dry them, and give them a good pat and encouraging words.  No, I'm not saying calves understand English, but I do believe they pick up on fear and uncertainty.  Talking to them in a firm but positive manner can't hurt.

Ok, it's off to the big town to pick up last minute supplies AND school shoes....There is always something coming up right after a big event!  TTFN!  (Tigger-speak:  Ta Ta For Now!)


  1. Good luck with the 4-H cattle! We're 3 weeks away and tonight's job is clipping the heads. School starts the day after the fair ends for us :( (August 18th...)

    1. Thanks Carrie! I am secretly wishing our fair would start sooner in the summer so that we could actually have a summer....although that would mean we would have to scramble and get everything done sooner....ACK! Good luck to your family at your fair! I am praying for a successful showing, and that translates in to all calves in and out of the ring without incident!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! The girls earned Champion and REserve Champion on their shooting sports posters~!! :-) The Cricut totally amped up the posters with cool arrow cut-outs and titles. Fun times!



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