Walker's 4-H Projects
I can't believe that two weeks from now we will be at the Knox County Fair. I guess that means we must be having fun because time sure if flying by.
Walker is taking two projects to the fair this year.
He is taking a little heifer as a market beef feeder that he will sell on sale day, and he is taking a Miniature Hereford heifer as a beef breeding project that he will not sell.
Walker has been showing Jewel all year in the B.E.S.T. program and just came home from showing her at Junior Nationals. Jewel is ready to go, so Walker is just washing her every day to keep her hair nice and pretty. The hard work all year long is really paying off in dividends now so he can focus on his beef feeder project.
Sunshine needs some more work. Walker is still trying to find her go button...and sometimes her stop.
Walker has done all the work with Sunshine. I don't remember why, but our schedule got a little crazy (what's knew...) and Daniel and I had to do the initial halter breaking of Sunshine. Maybe the boys were baling hay...I don't remember. I just remember Sunshine was a pistol to break. But, now the boys are back and working their cows every day while Daniel and I are at work. When we aren't there to help, the boys don't have any choice but to work together and get it done.
This is do or die week. Both boys head off to church camp a week from today. That means....mom and dad get to wash cows every night...or maybe not. I pick up Walker from camp on Saturday morning and head straight to the fair to get the animals all checked in.
So, you can see this week is going to be busy. More washing, more working, more practice with the show stick.
Walker spent last week finishing up his 4-H book and studying for skillathon. He is busy getting his buyer letters mailed out and making sure everything is ready to go before he leaves for camp.
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Hello! I am Heather... the city girl turned mom to manure loving country boys. My husband and I both grew up in the city, but spent weekends visiting grandparents in the country. We are first generation farmers who learn best by almost always doing things the hard way. I hope you enjoy following along with our adventures down on the farm.