Our county fair is going on this week, thus the bit of silence on the blog. We started Tuesday evening washing the chickens. There’s a reason for the saying “madder than a wet hen”.
Wednesday morning Madeline had her horticulture project judged and received a super blue. First year 4-H’ers can’t have their projects sent to state fair, so a super blue means her project would have been considered for state fair if she was older.
Wednesday afternoon she and Matt took her stocker calves (pen of 3) to the fair. At this moment she’s at the beef show, waiting her turn at judging.
Thursday morning the chickens had to be brought to the fair. She took a pen of 3 broilers and 5 fancies, and received 6 blue ribbons.
Today is the beef judging, plus Olivia is participating in the Little Miss Mitchell County contest. These two activities will probably overlap, so I guess I’ll go one way and Matt will go the other. This evening Madeline is singing a song for “Share the Fun”, which is like a 4-H talent show.
Tomorrow night is the dog show (preceded by a day full of grooming and primping for Ike).
Sunday afternoon is the ribbon auction. She can auction off her beef ribbon (actually a duplicate of her beef ribbon) and gets the proceeds minus a 10% commission that goes to 4-H activities. Grandma has instructed Grandpa to buy the ribbon
I’ll be back with pictures and updates when the craziness is over!