Its Fair Time!!
I have attended a few of the local fairs and have been watching the 4H livestock shows.
My favorite place to hang out is at the cow wash racks.
So many things to hear and see here.
I firmly believe that championships are won and lost at the wash racks.
The 4H attitude is so evident at this location. Kids share their favorite shampoo, hoses, helpful hints and sponges. All the training, time and effort that went into preparing their bovine for the show is proven here, behind the barn at the rack, out of the public eye.
This is the 2nd last step before entering the show ring.
Next step is drying the calf and final grooming for both cow and 4H'er.
4H shows are wonderful to watch. The judges are considerate and informative and really explain their reasons for placement of the animals. Some judges actually show the kids how to set up their animals or groom them better. 4H judges are never in a rush and really spend time with each class that they judge.
Take a look at the your local fair's schedule of events and make time to watch a 4H show.
What fairs are going on in your area? Know any 4H'ers?