Monday, April 14, 2008

Youth Fair 08'

Our first Youth Fair is done and over with! Alysse did great and got 4th place with Stormie. It was a BIG learning experience for all of us and we glad we did it. Stormie did better than expected until the showmanship judging starting at which point she had had it! Alysse was almost in tears because Stormie would not behave but kept her cool until the very end. The judge made her switch goats to see if it was just the goat not behaving or if it was Alysse that was not good a showing. She quickly found out that it was Stormie indeed. We have a lot of work ahead of us before the Lynden Fair starts in Aug. Elijah was a big help with clean up and keeping the place swept up. We learned and so did the goats, we hope. It is a lot harder than you think. Animals get bored and tired just like people do and when they are ready to go they are ready to go.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Well, we went to see the puppies again with the hopes of deciding which one it would be. We left there a little closer to a decision. The good thing is is that they are starting to show us their personality traits more and more. The one on the left is the one that Kelsey and Elijah like. Alysse and I both like the one on the right. The one on the left has more personality and a cute little tail that bops around as he plays. The one on the left was a little more reserved and has a cropped tail but more coloring. Alysse left there liking the one on the left a little more. I told Kelsey that I would be happy with either one. We have one more week to really make our minds so at least we are getting closer.

Kelsey is finally feeling better and hopefully we will be over the Flu bug for the year!! The funny thing about this Flu bug was that I never lost my appetite and never felt nauseous. The aches, pains and fever were there though.

Alysse has the Youth Fair this weekend and it should be a big indicator as to how she will do in the 4-H fair this summer. It will also let us know if she is really into the goats or not. If she doesn't start taking more responsibility with the care and maintenance of the goats then she can forget about getting any other animals! Wish us luck at the fair. I will post some pics after the weekend.

1st day of school 08'

1st day of school 08'

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