Last Friday started off bright and early with poultry showmanship.
Sarah proudly (and nervously) showed her poultry skills and knowledge to the judge. She did great!
And happily walked away with Champion of first year Juniors.
Next it was Megan and Seth's turns to compete.
They had to do things like show how to properly place and remove a chicken from a cage, and answer some very difficult questions.
Seth won Reserve Champion for the Intermediates,
and Meg won Champion for the Seniors.
After that, Meg won Grand Champion Showman for all Poultry!
Then it was time for Rabbit Showmanship. Seth got Sweetpea out and placed her on the table.
And despite some fierce competition and a tough judge, he won Reserve Champion at the Intermediate level.
There were other fun events at the fair too:
Hershey was transformed into a cowgirl for the Poultry Costume Contest.
And Megan won $20 by marketing her chicken in a mock sale.
The kids also won a bunch of other blue ribbons for their animals, Megan won a bunch of awards for her writing and also Reserve Champion for the eggs she entered. Overall, the fair was a wonderful experience. There were rides, fair food, hanging out with friends, sharing their animals, and rewards for their hard work. Who could ask for more?
"I mean, really? There's so much world to explore!"
"Ok, if you're REALLY entertaining, I'll sit still for a few seconds..."
"Did I mention I looooove my feet?"
"Oooooo look! A button! How can I get that in my mouth?"
In case you couldn't guess, Anna's 8 months old and growing up so fast! She's belly crawling and talking up a storm. She loves to eat fuzzies off the floor. *groan* She weighs about 16 1/2 pounds and her red curls now hang in her eyes.