In this picture, Simon is having a shower. I'm not sure what older son is doing in the background... Maybe shadow tag?
After their showers, we'd tie the calves up under this little tree to be out of the sun and dry off. This is Junebug. Isn't she so cute!!!!
And we walked... and walked... and walked... and walked... We put lots of miles on those hooves every week! It took a village to get this crew ready for the fair!
Finally it was fair week and all of our kids had a BLAST!!! The twins didn't do all that well in the show ring. While they would have gotten high marks for their good behavior, the calves were marked down because a) they were young (and little), b) they were twins (and little), and c) the heifer calf actually got discounted for being a free marten (in bovine, when you have opposite sex twins, the females are sterile). Fergie didn't do so hot herself; as the 4-H judge said, "She just was giving everything she had to feed her twins, but she will make a nice herd cow."