Skipping the County Fair

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I am dreading the fair this year. We move the cattle in this Friday. After a week of 100 degree weather, I really don’t look forward to hauling, settWashing Heifering up, and sitting with 10 head in it. But my hands have black dye stains, the steers are almost broke, and the heifers get their final clip job tonight. That pretty much means we are set to go. So I just need to suck it up and git-r-done. Thank goodness we just stay overnight and go home. Some of these ridiculous counties still make the cattle stay 4 or 5 days.

Z is taking a bull and a steer. Theo will show a cow/calf pair, steer, and heifer. And Bella is taking two heifers and a steer.

Wish the kids luck showing and that the forecast is wrong.


  1. DR Woodling says:

    Good luck with the show and judging. Nice animal in the picture.

    • thank you. We just set up the stalls this morning before it got real hot. will take the cattle in early tomorrow. The beef superintendent said some where not coming because of the heat.

  2. GOOD LUCK and prayers! We break down and sell cattle in the 4-H auction tonight! I have found the only positive this week as that no matter how much water I drank I never had to go to the bathroom which meant that I didn’t have to worry about getting my jeans down and back up in this weather! I also keep telling myself that I hope fair week is like child birth – you forget the pain and labor and only remember the good stuff or you’d never do it again!

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