7:45 AM - Arrive at the Fair Grounds to care for the goats and for J and R to sing with the Sacred Heart Children's Choir. The Fair Grounds are a bit like a ghost town at this time of morning. The carnies are just starting to make their bleary way to their stands. The folks with livestock are dragging in to water, feed, and prep. Some of them are still wearing pajamas. They probably camped over night with their animals.
The kids sang very well. Fr. Bill was happy, and the crowd was impressed. By 10:30 we were finished performing, and finished prepping the goats. The goat show didn't start until 3 pm so we scooted home for a couple hours rest.
things looking a bit livelier
J and G ready to show (2:30 pm)
interesting things across the yard
LOTS of pygmy goats
7:20 pm - Dairy Goats are up. It's a pretty fast show. It went really well. J had to hustle in and out of the ring to switch goats for the different classes. She was awesome! The goats were great too.
9:10 pm - End of the day. J and her three goats, Ginger, Darby, and Molly, took home Showmanship in the Junior class, First place Junior Kid Doe class, First Place, Second place, and Reserve Champion in the Junior/Senior Yearling Dry Doe class, and Second place and Reserve Champion in the Senior Dairy Doe class. It was quite a day.