But we are finally getting the hay done....1st cut.
And it's fair time.
Haying and fairs usually don't happen at the same time. Actually they never happen at the same time.
Sophie had her first experience showing sheep on the weekend....and she loved it!
We invited some of her friends and their families to join the 4-H Sheep Club and show our sheep this year. That's the fun part of 4-H....you don't need to own the animal to show the animal. We had 6 kids coming on a regular basis to work and train their lambs for the fair....plus the 4 lambs that our kids were showing too.
The night before the show they all came over to scrub their lambs and blow dry them off....a total spa treatment for the next day.
And then it was off to the Cobden Fair the next day....
Grady had a pretty good day....
She even got to speak with the judge....
Sophie also joined the 4-H Rabbit Club this year. It was on the condition that we would not have to have a rabbit. I don't want a rabbit.
One of the leaders was happy to let Sophie borrow her rabbit "Cutie Pie" and we had been going to her place to train it to go thru the agility course all summer. "Cutie Pie" was a pretty lazy bunny at the start...it had only ever been in rabbit showmanship at the fair...but Sophie was persistent with her and Cutie Pie was soon running thru all the tunnels and jumping over the bars.
She even entered her in the high jump event on the last day of the fair and Cutie Pie cleared 4 bars! Sophie was thrilled and is already talking about next year...