It’s always a busy time of the year when the kids pick out their fair lambs in April. The next 4 1/2 months are busy spent training, walking, washing, shearing, their lambs. This year they went to a 3 day camp in Bozeman to learn more about showmanship, lamb care, shearing with a jackpot on the last day.
Garrett shearing his own lamb…
Garrett helping some kids with showmanship…
Thank goodness for grandmas who will stop and feed the starving kids on her way home from work. The first couple days of fair are extremely busy and we generally eat really late but grammy had pity on us and fed us.
Then show day!
This year at fair they worked very hard and Garrett and Hayden ended up being in the final round for showmanship
Even, Teigen did very well in showmanship for his first year.
Waiting for the “market” portion of fair.
Hayden even won a purple ribbon in market placing in the top 8 out of 60 lambs for market. 🙂
Then comes the last day of fair, the last day of the project. They have sold their lambs to local businesses and they have to load their lambs up on the trailer that is headed to the processor. There are generally lots of tears and sadness but the kids understand where their food comes from and have a deeper appreciation because of it. Something that is lacking in todays culture..
it is wonderful that your boys arelearning this from went they are really young. I loved looking at all your photographs. They have ALL done very well. Have a lovely weekend.
Loved all your pictures and catching up with several posts Erin! From the hard work of animal exhibits at the fair … to restful, breathtaking views of gorgeous bodies of water … to smoke-filled skies, beautiful sunrises/sunsets and the very real fear of wildfire. Hope the rain has helped where-ever your brother is.