Monday, January 23, 2012

Junior Livestock Show

Last Thursday afternoon we met Steven at the Jr. Livestock Show in a neighboring town.  We watched children showing pigs and then walked through the areas of other animals being shown that day...cows, sheep, goats, rabbits, turkeys, and chickens.  I didn't get any photos of those areas; I was chasing and strolling the toddler.

After seeing the animals, we went to the exhibit hall to see all the 4-H projects made by children in the area.  There was quite a variety!  Photographs, dresses, flower arrangements, baked goods, canned goods, quilts, purses, and more.  It was fun to walk around and see the different items, look at the ones which won awards, and brainstorm projects that Mary Clare could do next year.  4-H is for ages 8 and up, so Ellie still has a bit longer before she can participate, but MC looks forward to joining in the fun!  Maybe next year we'll plan ahead to see more of the show, dress more "for the part" (we were some of the few not in jeans and books!), and take the children to the carnival area.

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