Girls getting animals ready

The weather cooperated for a great long weekend.
I was lucky enough to take Friday off so that made four days at home and since we had finished baling hay on Wednesday, I didn’t have to rush around for that.
My only problem was I ended up with a nasty cold again so I wasn’t as productive as I would have liked to have been.
The girls were able to spend some time in the country so we did get all our animals clipped (all eight of them) and we did a lot of walking around with animals. We all took turns pretending to be the judge.
The animals are coming along nicely but being at the fair is a totally different thing so I encourage them to not get too confident.
I am teaching them to keep an eye on the judge, an eye on the animals to look happy and keep calm is tough!
But the more you do it the better you become–just like hockey, right?!
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This week I am losing one of my students.
Claire is heading back to university to start practising with the soccer team. I am sad that she is leaving but wishing her all the best with this.
Summer went by so quickly and though I know it is the best time of these students’ lives–I always hate to see them go. Kayla and I have a few more weeks but with the Emo Fair next week, our time will pass by quickly as well.
We will be doing a lot of plot work this week in preparation for harvest.
Again, I have to pinch myself to think we are already at this point!
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Though I don’t always agree with all the social media platforms, I have been able to reconnect with old friends. Well, not “old” friends but people that I certainly have not talked to in many years!
One of those people was in the district visiting their parents and they all came over for a visit.
It was great evening of catching up, laughing and friendship–all thanks to Instagram!
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Just a reminder: there is a work bee this Saturday (Aug. 12) at 9 a.m.
We hope to see you all out–more hands make light work!
Our first fall cattle sale is quickly approaching on Aug. 26. Please let James know if you have any questions. Just call him at 487-2731 or 271-2005.
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Next week is the Emo Fall Fair week! Wow!
Here are a few dates that you may need to know:
•Monday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. is the 4-H Food Booth/Exhibit Hall. As well if you are entering cattle in the Open Beef Show your entries need to be in to the main fair office between 4 and 8 p.m.
•Wednesday, Aug. 16 is barn set up and exhibit set up. All 4-H Beef members also need to hand in their beef book to be eligible to show their steers and heifers.
•Cattle can start entering the barns on Thursday but have to be in by 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18. The Open Beef Show starts at 1 p.m. on Friday and the 4-H Show starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19.
Steers are weighed Friday night starting at 5 p.m. and the steer sale is Saturday at 4 p.m.
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Please be sure to take the time to purchase your “Catch the Ace” tickets. This week our progressive pot is up $6,200. We will be at the Legion on Friday night.
We will “Catching the Ace” at the fair as well–providing no one catches the ace this week.
If you are interested in sitting for a couple of hours to sell tickets or take “guess the weight” ballots at the fair, give my mom a call at 482-2781.
Our deal will be: purchase $10 worth of “Catch the Ace” tickets, and you will get one free guess on “Calvin” the steer.