Wordless yes, so look... breath in....
"Bread may feed the body,
But flowers feed the soul."
It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
The young ones played and watched ...
The awards were waiting and the folks that record and call the different categories of the show checked the paperwork, making sure that categories and breeds were in the right places.
The show is basically about this..
These gals are the best of the best.
Their owners don't milk them before the show, so that they look full and wide. In a "doe" show, this is a good thing. Some goats looked uncomfortable out there. As soon as they are done, they head right for the "milking station" that is set up for them. I would imagine that they are quite relieved after they stop at the "station".
"I don't know why she got so upset. Jane and I had business to attend to. I may win a prize. She's such a baby."
One for each ring. Our gourd group donated the gourds and I put the baskets together. They hold goat supplies from CAPRINE supply in Desoto, Kansas., little bottles of sparkling apple juice and a big ribbon from the ADGA.
The President of the goat club and I set up the raffle.. Oh, excuse me... OPPORTUNITY DRAWING. We had wonderful donations from local businesses.
All in all, it was a good show. These shows always teach me more about goat breeds and the folks who raise them. I learn more all the time. It's a great group of people. I'm proud to be a goat owner and be in the company of these people who love goats.