Here is Tyler drying his chickens, Mr & Mrs. Smith
Harrison had entered some potted plants in the floriculture building as well. Here are his creations he and
grandma came up with. He also did a cactus garden, but the picture did not turn out well.
Harrison's succulent garden. He won Best of Show!
Harrison's kitchen herb garden. He won first place!
Here we are at the fair entering our chickens. This is pretty much before all of the madness of showmanship and judging.
We were so happy to have family come in on Thursday night to watch the kids at fair. Is is nice to have them every year without fail.We had showmanship on Friday, and the poultry showmanship always lasts forever! Harrison was a Junior poultry showman this year. Last year he came in around 6th place, but this year he bumped up to 4th! He was excited. He was only 14 points away from winning Reserve Showman! I am sure this will be his goal for next year. In all the seven years that Tyler has shown poultry, he has either gotten Champion or Reserve showman. This year, he was beat out by two girls! He did come in third, but he was still alittle sad. It was nice to see someone else win for a change! He had to show as a senior and he was going up against some stiff competition. He knew it would be work!
Tyler and Morgan with their show birds
The kids eagerly studying before they show
Poor Alli with her hurt face
Allison watches her big brother show his lamb
The boys getting their market birds judged
Auction was a little bit sad. We sold our animals and had to watch them get loaded up in the big truck on Monday. Tyler wasn't sad at all. How could he not be? Mellow the lamb was a great part of our family for 5 months! Oh well. I am happy that I don't like eating lamb. Otherwise, I would think of Mellow every time. So, this year, the Hamby's didn't take home Grand or Reserve and didn't win anything extra special, except for Harrison's plant, but it was a good time! See you at fair next year!!