Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Getting ready for fair today!

Today is the day! The girls are all excited. The birds go in today for health check and get settled into their new temporary homes. The fair starts tomorrow and runs through Labor Day, but we are only there until Monday night with the 4-H and FFA chickens. Early Monday night we check out and then the Open Class birds check in for the remainder of the fair.

We are also entering in photographs (the photo here is one my middle daughter is entering!), a drawing my middle daughter did for the arts and crafts division related to poultry. Both girls are also entering a dozen eggs each to be judged, as well as educational posters. Then the birds will each be judged for Type tomorrow morning, and there is a Poultry Knowledge contest for my oldest and Prime Time (for the Primary 4-H members who are 6-8 yrs old). Friday is the Judging Contest. Saturday is our Group Demonstration w/ their club members and the Poultry Bowl contest as well as covering the information booth in the Poultry Barn for a 2 hour period. Then the biggy Fit and Show on Sunday! My oldest has always done really well in this but has not had a great bird to accompany her until this year, so we are really hoping she does well this year! Last we have Fun Day and Round Robin on Monday. Then we also have herdsmanship every morning that the girls are judged on which involves cleaning, feeding and watering the birds and their area in the barn. It will be a fun yet busy next couple of days!