Late, late, late! I feel like Piglet. We must keep to the schedule! We're behind schedule!
The fairs are over. First up was the county fair, and this past weekend saw us at the Ohio State Fair where Max, Ben, and Sadie Ann all got to compete in their respective non-livestock 4-H projects. Natalie didn't qualify for the state fair in her project, but she did get an Outstanding of the Day ribbon. There's always next year!
Sadie Ann took this goat to the county fair. This was her first year in 4-H and she did great! I did take a photograph of her showing her goat, but it turned out too blurry to share. Bummer. But trust me, she was a quick learner in the show ring.
Here are my poultry boys. Max showed meat chickens and Ben showed a really wonderful turkey. They raised those birds with minimal help from me. I'm very proud of them.
At the end of the week, they all participated in the Small Animal Dress Up Contest. Maxwell made his chicken the Tooth Fairy, Natalie turned her goat into a Radio Controlled Airplane, Benjamin imagined his turkey was a Snowman, and Sadie Ann was a cowgirl to her goat, which was really a Horse.
Natalie got Best of Show for her efforts. She was pleased. And a photograph of Ben with his turkey even made the New Philadelphia paper.
Next up, photos from the Football Hall of Fame Parade and then the Ohio State Fair. Before the end of the month, even. I think. But don't quote me on that.