Uh-Oh…

Sawyer’s steer Royal decided he doesn’t like sheep, at all…
Royal's Rampage...

Royal's Rampage...

He went on a bit of a rampage today…

Royal chasing the sheep...

Royal chasing the sheep...

Maybe we need to use Royal next time we round up sheep…

Finally caught and being lead properly...

Finally caught and being lead properly...

He lead real nice after this!
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And since this post is about Sawyer here’s a sunset picture he captured last night…
Sawyer's Sunset

4H Project Tour…

On Tuesday we all filed into our van and headed east of the valley to our first stop on our groups 4H project tour.  Once there a small portable scale was unloaded and people got busy trying to convince an ornery pig to jump into this scale.  Once that was accomplished and a weight was determined we talked about what should happen to finish the animal in the next 50 days to get it to it’s ideal weight of 240 to 260lbs.  Then we all jumped back into our cars and drove off to the next house to weigh the next animal.  This is how the evening went and we all had a most enjoyable time.  It was really neat to see how everyone’s projects where going and finishing out and I think the kids even learned quite a bit!  We seen quite a few lambs, a couple pigs and only two steers.  We even had a nice break for some treats half way through.

A pretty canola field that we passed by...

A pretty canola field that we passed by...

Mark was even able to show me a few of the fields he is helping  manage, like the above canola field.

Our house was the last one on the stop and of course the first thing our kids had to show everyone were the baby goats that got lots of oohs and aahs!  Then the weighing started…

Sawyer and Maddie trying to push her hogs up into the scale...

Sawyer and Maddie trying to push her hogs up into the scale...

Maddie’s pigs were none to cooperative and didn’t like being told where to go and let us know by their extremely loud squeals.

Oops! He decided that the scale was not the place for him...

Oops! He decided that the scale was not the place for him...

After a bit of convincing and help from one of the dads both pigs where weighed…

Mr Krantz determining the weight...

Mr Krantz determining the weight...

Porkers weighed 210 and Sizzle weighed 190!  The fair is in 5 weeks and the bottom of the weight scale is 210! So the piggies will be put on a bit of a diet.  ;0)
Tori and Romeo waiting their turn...

Tori and Romeo waiting their turn...

Romeo didn’t give Tori any trouble what so ever and went into the scale lickety-split…
Romeo being weighed...

Romeo being weighed...

Romeo weighed in at about 90lbs, a bit light.  The bottom of the weight requirements is 110 lbs with the ideal weight being about 135 lbs and generally they gain about a 1/2 lb per day.  So Romeo will be boosted up in his feed regiment.
Sawyer’s steer was guesstimated to weigh about 1100 lbs and should put on another 100 lbs before fair time putting him at the ideal weight for steers.  We all had such a good time and are getting excited and a bit nervous for fair as this will be the first time a steer or a sheep have been shown by any of our kids.  But I know they will do just fine…
It’s hard to believe that fair time is only a month and half away!  It seems like once the fair is here, in no time does the cool days of fall show up…time just keeps ticking on by.