Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Skamania County Fair 2012

This was our fourth year at Skamania County Fair.  With three kids in 4-H it is very busy but we love it!  This year Madeline in her 4th 4-H year showed poultry, Michael in his 3rd 4-H year showed rabbits, and Marah in her 2nd 4-H year showed rabbits and poultry.  Naomi will join them next year and we are all ready jokingly calling her the chicken whisperer.

Rabbit Breed Judging ~ Silver Fox

Rabbit Breed Judgin ~ Mini Rex

Primary Rabbit Showmanship

I always love seeing all the little girls all dressed up for showmanship.  Their hair is so cute!

Junior Rabbit Showmanship

Primary Poultry Showmanship

There is always one group of primaries that are chatting away.  The
little girl on the very end was so cute and her chicken was
large fowl and she handled it so well considering her size.  

Junior Poultry Showmanship.  Madeline is showing a
Mille Fleur Belgian Bearded  D'Uccle Bantam Hen.  She has been
her showmanship bird for a while now.   Maddy has trained her well.

Champion Junior Showman

Showmanship for Master Poultry Showman

Master Poultry Showman!!!!!  She cried, I cried!

Small Animal Round Robin.  All the winners of each small animal
come together and compete for  Small Animal Round Robin
Master Showman.  Animals include poultry, pigeons, rabbits, cavies, and novelty goats.

Small Animal Round Robin.  Madeline placed third.

Small Animal Round Robin

Showing Novelty Goats

There was cage cleaning every morning

Primary Poster Champion

Junior Poster Champion

Watching her siblings

Madeline's poster

Michael's Mini Rex rabbit Thunder took Reserve in breed judging.

Madeline's showmanship bird

The kids all did a ton of projects in the exhibit hall.  They did
Garden boxes, entered eggs, made jams and jellies, bread, did LEGO crafts,
and other art projects!  This is Marah with her garden box project, she also did a
poster that went with it titled "Parts of a Plant"

Michael made a LEGO model of the fairgrounds.  Unfortunately I can't find a picture of it!  He worked so hard for well over a month and studied the fairgrounds on google maps so he got everything just right!  He got a Judge's Choice award and was really excited.

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