The Bee Hive

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Friday, February 03, 2006

DISAPPOINTMENT



Zachary did not do well with his goats today at the county show. He was bitterly disappointed, since he worked so hard and put so much into researching every aspect of goat care, and getting expert advice every chance he got.. The thing is, that most of the kids do that same thing, and so competition is very stiff. So he ended up getting one third place in breeding goats, I think it was, and then honorable mention in showmanship. He didn't place at all in the other catagories, and not at all with his best goat, either. That goat's back hooves weren't uniform, or something like that, the judge said. So... it's a disappointing finish for this year.
Meanwhile, Mathieu stayed here with me this afternoon. Thatis him sitting under the table singing 'The Strawberry Roan'.

4 Comments:

At 2/03/2006 8:29 PM, Blogger Laura said...

poor zachary. tough lesson to learn...especially after putting so much heart and soul into it. maybe next year.

alot of my students show. i have one girl that will change to barrell racing next year, two of her aunts are in True Women Drill Team. doesn't that sound fun?!?! guess it does for this city girl. :O)

 
At 2/04/2006 12:05 AM, Blogger Keith Petrus said...

We feel your pain Zachary. My boys placed 9th, 8th, and 8th, although we were lucky enough to have two animals moved up far enough to make the special sale.

 
At 2/05/2006 8:48 AM, Blogger Thorn said...

Awww...so sorry for Zachary! But it's all about the effort, and he definately put a lot into it, and I'm sure he has learned somethings from the competition and the judging for next year! And look...you always will have that pic of him, with his name all up on a banner! Are you making him a scrapbook of his achievements? Good for him! Being a PART of the competition is better than nothing!...carrie

 
At 2/05/2006 9:14 PM, Blogger Wanda said...

Thanks, Laura, Keith and Carrie. Heck, it could certainly be worse!
Amy, his mom, does scrapbooks for Zach and Mathieu. I do them for Shabree, but am currently about 3 years behind! YIKES!

 

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