Becca and I made our way up to Columbia, SC this past weekend to watch the Dairy Goat Show. We did have entries ourselves, but decided to leave our little girls at home since they just got over some stuffy noses. Showing our goats never comes before their well-being. Katie decided to stay home with her Daddy and help out on the farm and not miss her rehearsals for the Nutcracker Ballet. Becca wore her "whites" and had no shortage of participating in the show. She showed does throughout the two days and was excited about participating in the milking contest at the end of the Sr Doe show on Sunday. Angie Peevy let Becca use one of her beautiful Alpine doe's to milk. Thanks Angie!!! She actually sacrificied going to watch the "Wild Cow Milking Contest" to help us! Yes, you heard me right! If they had only let Becca ring out her clothes in the pail, I truly believe she would have won! It was awesome! Total high-five to the Bunny for having fun trying something new! There was a nice turn-out of some super quality Nigey's from Little Tots Estate, Madison's Meadow, J Nels, Yellow Rose, and Gypsy Moon. I ended up volunteering as an announcer on Sunday. Being handed a microphone can be quite empowering, releasing the American Idol beast within! I resisted the strong urge to break into "I Will Survive"! No guarantees about the future though. I've been asked to announce at the Clemson show next spring! As an exhibitor, the facility was easy to deal with, nice location, reasonable crowds and friendly people. We will definitely return next year. Hopefully exhibiting our own goats!
We will be venturing into the breeding arena next month for Honey and Nilly! Stay tuned! FYI- It's supposed to be almost 90 degrees tomorrow!
Far left- Becca with LTE Gerbera in a nice Best Nigerian Sr Doe class.
I could not resist this picture! Does anyone else see anything WRONG! If you aren't supposed to be operating a vehicle while talking on your cell phone, I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to be "operating" an elephant either! We stood and watched in amazement as a man then got on with his infant daughter, all while this "handler" continued his conversation, no doubt discussing Iran going nuclear or ending the war in Afganistan or our jobless numbers! Why did the gentlemen with his baby, who no doubt transported his child to the fair in a car seat, felt it was fine to bring his baby on this huge animal, being controlled by a carny, with a stick, on a phone? Is it really just me?! Ugghh!