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.
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!
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..