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DucksNuts 07-16-2012 05:45 PM

Congrats Capn!

Awww, Dana....thats so cute and milestoneish

Aliantha 07-16-2012 06:11 PM

Great stuff capn! Happy for you all. :)

plthijinx 07-16-2012 10:07 PM

awesome cap! congrats!

and cool beans dana!

Aliantha 07-16-2012 10:44 PM

My afternoon snack.

It was strawberries and cream. I realised that even though my diet is somewhat limited at the moment, it definitely doesn't preclude strawberries, and cream is ok as long as it's unsweetened, and considering I've lost another couple of kg's in the last couple of weeks, I thought it'd be ok to be decadent just this once.

Max enjoyed sharing with me too. :)

Nirvana 07-19-2012 10:05 AM

So for the last 2 weeks or more the weather here in the Midwest the temps are miserable. I am so proud of the 4-H kids and their families that bought cattle from us this year despite the heat they worked hard and so far we/they have had these results...

2012 Grand Champion Steer Marshall Co. Fair
2012 Grand Champion Heifer Starke Co. Fair [the one in the photo I sent in show us your pets ;)]
2012 Grand Champion County Bred Steer LaPorte Co. Fair
2012 Res. Grand Champion Heifer Starke Co. Fair

glatt 07-19-2012 10:25 AM

That's great. Congratulations!

limey 07-19-2012 10:59 AM

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Prizewinning beeves!

classicman 07-19-2012 01:09 PM

Congrats! Good for you and your cows/bulls...

I don't know anything about this so I'll just ask.
Does this mean they taste better or are better for breeding or is this simply like a dog or horse show type of thing?

I guess what I'm asking is - Is there a benefit to the owner or animal after the win? Whats it all mean? What happens afterward?(seriously asking)

Nirvana 07-19-2012 01:27 PM

4-H teaches kids about the beef industry. Raising a calf and showing it involves the whole family making it a family project. I don't know of any kids that are involved in livestock projects that are in gangs , addicted to drugs or are school drop outs. We are on our second generation of exhibitors. Most of the parents of the kids we help bought cattle from us 20 or so years ago.

xoxoxoBruce 07-19-2012 02:54 PM

So you're the "pusher man" for those 4-H gangs, eh. :lol2:
I spent a lot of years in 4-H, dairy and horse. It was a real good experience.

Nirvana 07-19-2012 05:22 PM

Show beef ... the drug of choice! ;)

orthodoc 07-19-2012 09:10 PM

4-H, or most kinds of livestock/horse showing, is great for kids. Lots of life lessons, lots of character development. I showed horses in my teens - same types of good experiences. Hooray for 4-H!

orthodoc 07-19-2012 09:14 PM

I'm happy tonight because a) I survived four days of 95-105 degree weather dressed in hazmat-type garb while doing industrial hygiene at a huge facility in the midwest; b) tomorrow I DON'T have to wear hazmat garb! I get to go to a conference on fracking! c) this weekend I get to see a dear friend who's also training me for a vacation where I'll get to ride cutting horses; d) I also get to see other friends and take in an outdoor music festival this weekend!

Big difference from the beginning of July! I am stoked!!

xoxoxoBruce 07-19-2012 11:22 PM

Training you for a vacation? Has it been so long you have to be retrained? :)

orthodoc 07-19-2012 11:30 PM

The embarrassing answer is: yes!!!

Apart from needing vacation training :p: - he's training me so I can survive a weekend of riding cutting horses :)

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