Last few days, the local County Fair has been going on. Thursday was the 4-H Static Project Judging and Friday the Livestock Shows. I enjoy looking through the Visual Arts and Photography exhibits and watching kids show animals. Saturday evening J and I went in for the Fair Board Supper and the Rodeo.
It’s a small County Fair. Each species of animals has about a dozen entries. Kids and Open class exhibitors showed hogs, dairy goats, meat goats, sheep, dairy and beef cattle. The show concluded with the Round Robin Showmanship contest.
The weather was beautiful. Crisp mornings with a slight breeze and comfortable afternoon temps. Saturday night was perfect for a Rodeo. Not hot and no bugs. I am not a huge Rodeo fan, but I do enjoy evaluating the horses. That’s the livestock judge coming out in me. It’s fun to got to town for a good meal and socialize.
This years livestock entires and crowd was down from previous County Fairs. There are always familiar faces watching the shows. Below is pictured a long time area rancher, his wife was helping with the Open Class Static Show. The gentlemen on the right is a highly decorated World War II Veteran and skilled horseman.
Our future is held in the hands of youth. New 4-Hers and soon to be 4-Hers have fun at the fair too! May us in the middle have open minds to listen to the stories of our elders and open hearts to teach our youth.