Show season is off to a start with the local youth show, The PA Classic. Libby took her heifer calf out for a spin and had a great time. Bryan and I about fell over when the judge said that one of Libby's best qualities in the show ring was her smile. She is usually concentrating so much on what she is doing that she forgets she's having fun. Her dairy calf was pretty tired at the show and kept laying down which made Libby laugh every time and might have been her favorite part of the day.
Asha showed her Nigerian Dwarf doe, Ice Cream, in the primary class. This class is made of kids in Kindergarten through 2nd grade and due to 4-H rules, they cannot "compete." This means that they go through the motions of showing but everyone gets a participation ribbon instead of placing. This concept is totally lost on Asha who excitedly exclaimed as she exited the ring, "Mama! Even though Ice Cream didn't behave at all, we still got first place! I can't even believe it!"