Monday, September 22, 2008

Fair Preparation

The past few days have been a mad dash to get everything finished for the Fair. The goats look great, even crazy Ginger the tunnel goat. J seems prepared, the judges ask lots of questions while you are showing your goat, and your ability to respond, smile, and keep your goat moving the way the judge wants are how Showmanship is judged. She should do well.

One of our last projects to finish was building another milk stand. We have one, but hauling it to the fair and back every day to milk in both places wold be a bit crazy. So, we have spent some time this past weekend building a new one that comes apart for easy hauling.

Measuring for the base

Measuring the frame

Screwing the base to the frame

Adding the back legs

Mostly done

A bit of paint

The milk stand is almost done. I have to fit a grain bowl on the front, and make the head lock. That will happen this afternoon.

C and the kids also made a new sign to hang above the pen at the fair. 4-H members have to decorate the the livestock pens and keep them clean for the whole week of the fair. It's no fun for the goats. The show is on the first day of the fair, and they have to stay for the remainder of the week with nothing to do.
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