While walking through the fair, we saw Charlotte's Web but unfortunately didn't think to take a picture. Well, it wasn't quite as cool as Charlotte's Web because the web was wordless but it still hung over one of the pig cages. I guess this is why we didn't take a picture--I am not a spider fan!!
We then wandered into a sheep judging contest. I learned a lot from watching these young children try to control their sheep. The kids ages were between 4-8 and they were judged at how still they could hold their sheep. The first lesson I learned was how grateful I am to be a city-girl. I am not sure I could do the country/ farm life. The smell was strong. It wasn't uncomfortable but it was unfamiliar. I watched people kneel down it the saw dust and their cowboy boots were dirty. I like to be clean. I loved the cock-o-doodle-dooing and bbbaaaaaaing and cooooing; it was a beautiful farm orchestra to my ears. It was a vivid reminder of a drastically different life than my upbringing.
As I thought deeper though, I finally began to understand the importance of a shepherd. The sheep (generally) responded to the child trying to make it stand perfect. They knew who was boss and the sheep obeyed. I loved the analogy I saw of having a shepherd take care of the sheep one by one. I thought of this in comparison to how Jesus Christ is my shepherd and He truly has come to find me personally. Even when one of the kids lost control of her sheep and it was running around the arena, there was someone their to help her immediately. It was a thought provoking moment for me as we watched the judging! :)
|On a not so serious/ thought provoking note, it sure was entertaining watching these |
small children control their sheep! Some sheep definitely responded than others!
|And allow me just to state that the sheep are really NOISY!!! (BBbbbaaaaaa!!!!!)|
|Moseying through the crafty entries.|
|All 3 of her entries placed!!! Two 1st places and one 2nd!!! CONGRATS Joce!|
|My *beautiful* Peace rose with some champion cow in the background!|