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Picture of Shelby's Okanogan Fair Awards
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Willy-N    Posted 09-07-2003 at 19:41:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

Well she ended up with these 3 Throphy's; Grand Champion Herdsmanship Senior, 1st Junior Open Photograph Grand Champion, 1st Junior Open Crafts Grand Champion, 11 Blues (2 missing), 1 Red, 5 Grand Champions, 1 Peoples Choice Award, & 1 Special Judges Award. Not a bad haul for a long weekend!! Could not belive how many things she enterd. I think I got 2-3 ribbons in my life. Mark H.


KellyGa    Posted 09-09-2003 at 06:34:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Every year when we go to the Ga Natl Fair in Perry, I love to see all the young people sitting in their stalls with their prized animals, makes me proud. One day I want my daughter to get into all that. She wants it too. We don't have long til we move out to have the room for those sorts of things, can't hardly wit. Like you said, its good for em.


New hobby farmer    Posted 09-08-2003 at 20:10:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
As the father of two young boys who just spent his first year ever at a county 4H fair. I have to say that I am both impressed and depressed, with your daughters accomplishments. My wife (former horse shower at fair) and I decided that since this was our first year out in the country we should get our two oldest boys involved in raising some pigs. It was very rewarding, informative, and it did help us accomplish most of what we were trying to for the boys. The thing I did not expect was the level that you can get involved in this. I am typically a very competitive person. Now I am debating just how involved in this stuff we actually want to get.


Willy-N    Posted 09-08-2003 at 20:21:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
My Daughter is very allout in anything she does. Having your boys do the Fair is good for them. Limit it to one thing at first and it will be more fun and a lot less work for all. Good Sportmanship is nessasary for later on in life. This is my Daughters 4th year doing the Fair and she did not do that good in the begining but she learned what was needed to show her animals and it has paid off. Mark H.


New hobby farmer    Posted 09-08-2003 at 20:27:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for the advice. We intend to keep at it with the third and fourth boys wanting to show goats and rabbits next year also. I agree with the starting slowly idea.


Willy-N    Posted 09-08-2003 at 20:55:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I watched the Auctions for the little kids Rabbits and one went for $675.00 !!! A Chicken even went for $300.00 I feel that was getting way out of hand to give the kids the idea that you can get that for raising a chicken or rabbit. How are they going to top that next year? My daughter spends a year raiseing a Steer she bought for the Fair trains it, feeds it, pays the vet bills and when it is auctioned it goes for about $1.45 a pound and she makes a few hundred dollars for doing it but it is a lot of work. I can't understand the Rabbit thing?? Told her next year to bring a Rabbit to cover the losses on the other animals. Mark H.


Dave Smith    Posted 09-08-2003 at 10:55:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark, You have good reason to be proud.
Dave <*)))><


deadcarp    Posted 09-08-2003 at 05:32:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
looks pretty good willy :) hey, i found a name for your fancy pole barn: one of my therapists husband finally decided to treat himself and built his long-awaited 24x36 dream shed - his wife calls it the "garage mahal" --heh heh


Willy-N    Posted 09-08-2003 at 06:12:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need to come up with a name for my new fire truck I am building. Something short and catchy for on the door. Mark H.


Larry 8N75381    Posted 09-08-2003 at 16:11:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Mark,

Since the motto of firefighters (so I've been told) is "Put the WET stuff on the RED stuff!" And as I understand it you are making a water wagon. How about - WETRED ?!?!?

Regards,
Larry


Willy-N    Posted 09-08-2003 at 20:13:48       [Reply]  [No Email]

I have to admit that is a great name! Nice and short and to the point. I will right that down for the name of it. It will be painted a wet looking Red Cab to with a black Rino Coated Tank and Bumpers. Just bought my light for the top of the Cab tonight cost a little over $200.00 and it has the 6 Work lights around the sides also. Thanks, Mark H.


Randy    Posted 09-08-2003 at 02:35:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Looks like hard work paying off. Good for her. And for her proud Father.


Willy-N    Posted 09-08-2003 at 06:15:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Taking cae of 4 cows at the Fair is a job. Having them all washed up, brushed, fed, watered and stalls looking nice along with showing them in the ring is a lot of work! Then feeding at night when she came home too. Mark H.


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