I wasn’t around last night to write a post. Sara took her goats to the 4-H livestock show at the county fair early in the morning, and in the middle of the afternoon, Chareva called to tell me one of the goats won his class, then his division. That meant Sara would be competing for the grand prize in the evening.
So I wrapped up work for the day around 5:00 and took Alana to the fairgrounds to watch. Here are some short video clips of the day:
Alana and I left around 8:30 PM, but Sara and Chareva had to stick around for the auction. We’ll make a bit of profit on the goats (although I wouldn’t want to live on it), and Sara took home some nice prize money to put in her “I want a car when I’m 16” savings account.
So that’s it. The goats are gone. It was a great summertime experience for Sara, but with school starting up again, plus piano lessons and eventually band-instrument practice, I think she has enough to keep her busy for awhile.
In few more days, she’ll auction off five of her chickens at the fair. Meanwhile, we’re starting to get small eggs from her flock. When her 15 remaining chickens start laying full-sized eggs, it will be time to open that egg stand by the side of the road.