Friday, August 25, 2006

No Business Like Show Business

That is, of course, the cow showing business at the Dutchess County Fair. It is not a very lucrative business, but its rewards are in long-lasting memories of healthy competition in clean white clothes and with freshly shaven cows. The Ayrshire classes have been small this year so we have been walking away from the open class shows with the red and blue ribbons. Caleb, Rebecca, Jacob, Hannah, Luke and Nathaniel have all done the showing this year.

Caleb leads his heifer, Chickadee.

Jacob assists Caleb in the show ring.

All the summer morning training is paying off - Rebecca shows her heifer.