Thursday, August 25, 2011
Monday night was a late night. Directly after dog show was tug-of-war and Holly was on that team. I love tug of war. I find it exciting. They won their first pull. Then we settled the animals and went home.
Tuesday morning was early for Taylor and Holly; they got up and to barn by 6 am to wash and ready their calves. Annika and I slept in, did laundry and tidied yard, and then just before we were ready to go in to see the Dairy showmanship start, ZOEY disappeared! Brat. we couldnt find her so we left her out. ALL DAY. I don't think she made a lot of chaos in the neighborhood. At least no one mentioned it to me.
Dairy show was excellent. Showmanship was a nail biter; Taylor was in first place at the start; the judge could not decide between she and Lane, he had them switch calves and the deciding moment I believe came when Taylor didnt set up the front feet so well; she ended up second place :( Holly was disappointed with her 6th place finish; I try to remind her it's only her second year and she was 6th out of...I dunno, 22 juniors? But she takes this all very seriously.
There was a tug of war between the dairy classes Which the team did not win. they pulled very hard!
After lunch there were Dairy Conformation classes; these went well, with Holly's calf pulling a surprise (for me anyway) close second place; could have gone either way. Taylor's calf was first in it's class (not so much a surprise). Taylor's calf ended up Reserve Champion Holstein and Calf overall. A good day for Taylor :) Both calves are going to Pro Show.
Posted by Scrappytbear at 3:07 PM