Well, we made it through another year of the Topsfield Fair. Fun was had by all. We love the people, and especally the cattle. We had the Oxen again this year, and as usual, they were a large attraction.
Only one incedent in the milking demonstrations this year, where a milker threw DH into a water bowel, hurting his hip for a few days. So, I did milk one cow without him.
We also had a new calf born on the 8th. A little heifer. I'll post pics if anyone is interested. LOL The mom was a first time milker so I had to be with DH to assist. First time milkers have a tendency to 'dance' around a bit, and kick. Their bags are filled with adema for the first week, and it's tender and sore. But the last milking she did really well, and didn't try to kick. That is one 1st calf heifer I will miss!
The Pig Farrowed in the pig barn. I have some awesome shorts of that, and will enter the Topsfiel Fair Pic contest for next year with one of them. Only trouble is picking out which one out of like 130ish!! LOL
My two older sons came with us this year and ma & pa were VERY proud of them. They worked side by side with the adults, and pulled more then their weight. We work from 5 am to 10 pm, and they didn't miss a beat!
We also had calf brushing in the center of the ring. My two older boys helped out with that as well. My oldest handed out the cattle buddy ribbons, and really made a show out of that! LOL
All in all, it was a great year, and we are all looking forward to next year!
Be sure to check these fine artist out! (more to come)
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