This weekend was a one in a little time experience. This weekend was the Missouri State University Block and Bridle Show and the Holden FFA Alumni cattle shows. I am so proud to say that my baby girl got Grand Champion Heifer at both of the shows. She is looking really good right now and I am hoping she is not going to change much. When we got home from the shows I put Paisley in the barn. It is crazy how much she has grown up. Now I know how my parents feel about their little girls are going up. I remember when she was little and hairless and now she is big and has a bunch of hair. Paisley is spoiled rotten and you would call her a true show heifer. She has such a great attitude and soaks up all of the attention she can get. Paisley is my baby girl and I hope she does good the rest of the year.
I love this time of year. The flowers are coming out, the smell of fresh rain, and you can wear shorts and a hoodie. The best part about this time of the year is that the cattle show season is coming in to full swing. Yes there has been cattle shows already this year but for the next couple weekends there is one everyday. I have been showing cattle since I was 5 years old. When I was younger there were more shows than there are now. My family would go to about 20 shows a year. It was so much fun to wake up early in the morning to load the cattle and truck up and head to the show for the day. Then the very next day we would do it again. It is still like that now; you still get the thrill of showing off your project you have been working on. All summer all you do is work with your heifer or steer to make them look the best they can. My heifers Paisley and Babe have done pretty well. Paisley has gotten either Grand or Reserve in her division and Babe has gotten 2 reserves in her division. I am very excited to take them to the rest of the shows. Wish me luck!