Life On The Farm As The Years Fly Bye

We All Learn At a Different Pace

What did I learn about myself through my 4-H participation?

I learned that it is not easy to be 16 and on the edge of adulthood.

Head - to clear thinking, when giving your word to someone, think about how it will affect your heart if you buckle to peer pressure and go against your morals and ethics .

Heart - to greater loyalty; loyalty is something that is given freely and cannot be demanded or forced upon someone.

Hands - to larger service, you can only do what you feel is right and work hard to achieve your goals.

Health - to better living; if your word is your honor, and you stand fast to your morals and ethics; loyalty will come to you freely, your goals will be realized, and you will make a difference in the world around you.

I love 4-H !

Peer pressure is one of the hardest things we face; stay true to yourself no matter how hard it is and make a difference!

4H My Journey

Farmer's Hands Video

2011-2012 Western National Roundup

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Magic Valley Jr. Beef Classic

This was the first time I ever entered a show ring that wasn't  4-H. I was a mess but I tried my hardest not to let it show. I took all three of my steers; lucky for me they were in three different weight class. The hard part was they were one weight class after another, I showed one walked out of the ring handed it off and was handed the next one and walked right back into the ring.

It was a long day, my steer handled great. At the end of the day two of my steers received two second place ribbons and one third place ribbon in quality.
I think I did OK for my first time.

During your 4-H life-time; if you start showing when you are 8 years old you will only be in the show ring 10 times. If each time you enter the show ring, and you are there for 30 minutes you will have only showed for a total of about 300 minutes or 12.5 hours. Over 10 years that is not much time to perfect your showmanship skills. With each time you enter the ring the Judge will give you pointers to how to improve your skills and every Judge is different. My goal is to be grand champion showman and to have a grand champion steer. When you go to different shows you add a year of experience, receive lots of insight  how to improve your skill and learn the grooming skills need to enhance the appearance of you steers
To have a 4-H Grand Champion Steer or Heifer it is very important to have the showmanship skills to show your steer or heifer at their best.