Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Goats, Rabbits, Squirrels--Oh My!

Kade participated in our county stock show this past weekend.  He did such a good job showing his animals! 

With his meat pen (3 rabbits) he placed 2nd in his class.

Kade placed 3rd in his class with a single fryer (1 rabbit).

My mom got this cute shot of Kade and Layton with my dad.

We have had our goats, Lilo & Stitch, since September, so to do well with them meant a lot to us, since we have put in so much time and effort.

Both of Kade's goats weighed the exact same, so they were in the same class.  It worked out great though, Lilo placed 1st and Stitch placed 2nd in the class!

Here is Kade showing Lilo.

 Kade also ended up receving 3rd place in junior goat showmanship.  I was very proud of him for this, because you show against 3rd-8th graders.  Here he is shaking the judge's hand after she awarded him 3rd place.  The judge mentioned that he had his goat set up everytime she looked at him.

 Our county also held a photography contest during the stock show.  Kade's picture won Reserve Champion and 1st in the category (Wild Animals).  The picture is of a squirrel in a big glass jar and is titled "Glass Jar Diner."

Kade came out great at the premium sale Saturday night.  He made the sale with his goat and rabbit project.  Kade is very lucky to have wonderful grandparents who support him through buying and adding on to his project!  Thank y'all!

I realized after the stock show that I did not get a good picture of Kade with all his ribbons, so I took this behind our barn.

Great job Kade!

1 comment:

  1. That is great!! So glad yall had a great outcome with your animals.