Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Cow Pies, Sheep, & A Goat Competition!

Canfield Fair Dairy Exhibit
Yes, we endured the heat for our annual visit to the Canfield Fair last weekend.  The trick is to go early in the day and be on the way out after lunch.  Passing through the dairy barns on the way in, we came across this sign & it couldn't have been more nicely framed! 
Use Caution On Ye Olde Cow Path - Watch Thy Step!
We chatted with some Tunis sheep who were waiting for their part of the sheep show to start ...
Canfield Fair - Tunis Sheep Ready To Show!
We'll end the post today with a contest that we stumbled upon back behind the 4-H area and next to the llama & alpaca tent.  It was a Pack Goat Obstacle Course!  The first competitor was a white goat who had done well up to this point, but was not happy with the water hazard ...
Ain't No Way I'm Go'in In There!
The next competitor was a little black goat that knocked off both hurdles (was he a tad too short legged for the course?), but was happy as a clam to do everything else!
Happy Goat Pole Bending - Note Fallen Hurdle In Background!
Next they walk the elevated plank ... the judge in the purple outfit is scoring each component of the course as they go along.
"Spotting" The Goat As It Walks The Plank!

Up & Over The Ramp With No Trouble
They were through next station and only the water hazard remained.  It was over so quickly that I almost missed the shot!  She scampered right through, popped over the end, and headed for the home stretch ...
The Audience Was On Their Feet Cheering! 
It turns out that we saw the class winner dominating the course.  Whoo-hoo! Now if you want to try this at home, here is a llama packing class schematic for those of you with intermediate & advanced skill sets.  ;)   Remember, it's all about having fun at the fair! 
Canfield Fair 4-H Llama Pack Courses

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