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Friday, August 12, 2011

State Fair Bound


Last weekend was our counties 4-H achievement days...





many of our "little" neighborhood friends are just 
getting their feet wet in the whole agriculture show production...

I was not raised on a farm to be part of it all,
so I decided to take the camera to the show barn 
and see what goes on...

Much to my amazement,
things were hopping!!
Horse trailers and pickups everywhere, it took me awhile to find a parking spot!
Then it was-watch your step on the way to the barn,
 pooo everywhere!!

Farm animals all over the place...
tied on leashes, penned up, 
traveling corrals set up with animals just 
waiting to take their turn in the show ring...




The Sinkies were busy getting their cattle
in pristine condition...
hair dryers, clippers, hair spray, fans
good grief, Matt has a regular bovine beauty beautique on wheels!!
Dad (Matt) is teaching all of his girls the art behind showing cattle.
I can see it takes a lot of patience and a true perfectionist is the likely prize winner!







Inside....
A gentleman was rattling off tips and how-tos and what-nots
over a loud speaker...
there was one of our little friends along with 4 other kids her age
all holding onto a sheep.
Some were struggling to keep it still, some had a firm grip
around it's neck making it stand just the way they wanted...
They walked around in a circle,
 then the gentleman with the loudspeaker
announced a winner and a runner-up.









All of the girls were super cute in their jeans
and 4-H tee shirts...
proudly showing off their animals
to me and the judges...







I'd like to be one of those judges...
Do they have a ribbon for the cutest?
I better have a lot of those!!!






See you at the fair girls,
and GOOD LUCK!!






I can't believe it's almost Fair time!!
Where's the summer gone?

Blue ribbon hugs,

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

farm girls...nothing better! as american as apple pie!

Sharon said...

It is hard to believe it's State Fair time already! I have never been to the State Fair in Tennessee, just the County ones. Looks like all the kids are winners!

barb said...

My bucket list, a sheep, goat, and a rooster.

Debbie said...

oooohhhhh i really enjoyed this. love the pix's, everyone looks so happy!!!!

Michaele said...

LOVED all the black and white photos! Very creative and a great story to go with.

heyBJK said...

Great black and white photos! The kids obviously enjoyed themselves! Our fair is nothing like the fairs I went to as a kid. There is little emphasis on animals, farming, or agriculture. They do have 4-H activities, but it's minor compared to many other places.

wanderingowloutside said...

Great photos! My boy won a trophy for showing his guinea pig of all things at the 4H show this year. I don't regret having my kids in 4H.

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