Friday, August 19, 2011

This and That

Our "feral" visitor kitty

The cows did reasonably well at the fair, not too surprising since there were very few animals this year. Bling won junior heifer calf, which delighted all. She is such a sweet little girl. Rosie won grand champion milking shorthorn, but she doesn't get any kudos because she is the only shorty at the fair. She is being a very bad girl and dragging everybody all over the place, so she may not get to go to Fonda. She even took Alan for a run around the ring and the show barn and he is a pretty rugged guy.

Chrome came in second in her class. Moments was grand champion Jersey. Wish Liz had entered her at Fonda. She is out of the lesser of her two lines of Jerseys...her mama had some serious flaws, but I always liked her because she was such a powerful, big-framed cow. Moments has enough of that to be strong and correct and she is not wing shouldered and her udder is high and tight instead of almost hitting the floor. Monday did okay too and was reserve senior Holstein....although the boss just got up and told me that she stomped Alan pretty good last night too. They are big animals and there is so much commotion and noise at the show. She has never been shown before...and someone was shooting off explosives while the show was on...lots of fun.

All and all not bad. Now I can't wait until they are all home.......


Rev. Paul said...

Sounds like y'all did great - congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Oh wonderful! They all seemed to have done well!


Amish Stories said...

Greetings from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,Pa. Have a very nice weekend everyone. Richard from Amish Stories.

Cathy said...

Mootastic ! Congratulations to the entire family and those 'pretty' animals :)

Now what kind of idiot would be setting off fire crackers around a animal paddock?

threecollie said...

Paul, thanks

Linda, there aren't a lot of cows there this year, but we are still happy.

Richard, thanks, you too.

Cathy, thanks, they were getting ready for a fireworks show I guess. Our cows have heard a lot of fireworks...but these bothered them.

Amy said...

I'm so glad Liz and "her clan" did well. They are beautiful creatures for sure.

threecollie said...

Amy, thank you! I wish I had been able to get over to the fair but a series of disasters (SNAFU as ever) and someone else always having my car kept me home. I missed it!