I spent my summers growing up in the barn and at livestock shows. My friends showed livestock, we worked together and hung out together. In my first year of 4-H, I use to tuck my jeans in my boots. Not sure I would repeat that fashion statement today, but by my tenth year, I owned different colored jeans, like black, red and a pair of striped jeans. Jeans went over my boots by then. Things change. One thing that hasn't faded is the memories I had of that week at the fair. I remember where we stalled, the judges and the friends we made that week.
TOP 10 THINGS 4-H HAS TAUGHT OUR FAMILY
- Hard Work Pays Off This pertains to so many things. Practice makes perfect. It is very evident who has worked hard on a project on show day. It is noticeable as soon as the animal enters the ring. If you want it bad enough, you will work for it.
Mason has chores figured out
- Work Hard, Play Harder Fair time is a great time to kick back and relax and have a great time. We always feel like we can relax the day after the show. Then we enjoy watching the beef and dairy shows the end of the week.
4-H Beginner Swine Showmanship Winners
- Deadlines Deadlines are very important. Register for 4-H, deadline to register your animals, record book deadlines, and state fair deadlines. One day, your kids will have deadlines with their jobs, and hopefully these skills will help them meet their deadlines.