To us around the fair, she is just Annie. Her family shows dairy cows, and this year she branched out to show sheep. She can run a skid steer and a variety of power tools.
Annie and her family took my Tink and the rest of us under their wing as we entered our first year of 4-H showing a dairy heifer and steer. Now yes, Tall Guy did grow up on a dairy, and yes, he did show at the fair, BUT that was a ....uhm.... few years ago, and things have changed.
(I still haven't found the show halters he swears are in this house somewhere..... I'll save that search story for another post!)
So Annie and her family worked very hard with Tink, and Bear because she is soaking up all this cow stuff like a big ol' sponge.
As you look through my "Wordless Wednesday" pics, would you like to know who Annie really is????
As of last night, she our new 2012 Indiana Dairy Princess!
That's right! With this being the Year of the Dairy Cow, I bet our Miss Annie and Buttercup are going to be the best of friends at the Indiana State Fair!
You don't know who Buttercup is?
Click Here to learn more about Buttercup and activities at the Indiana State Fair.
Now let's see Annie at work and play:
Working with local elementary kids to teach them about dairy products
Coming out to our farm with her sister, Chrsity, to give Tink a few pointers on how to walk and show a steer and a heifer. It IS different!
Prepping cows at the fair before show time:
Yes, she gave Tink AND Bear the shears so they could shear Ladybug for the very first time! This girl is one brave lady! I don't think I have even let Bear have the scissors unsupervised after I found her cutting her hair twice! I think that was at least a year ago if not longer! Guess I need to lighten up a bit????
Showing one of her calves in the Dairy Show
Winning Dairy Showmanship (thanks Jenn for the pic!)
Dang! I missed taking pictures during the sheep show! I was pulling my shift in the 4-H food booth!
But, Annie's win in the Dairy Showmanship allowed her to compete in Supreme Showmanship. She did not win, but she did a great job with all the animals.
Then we had fun the last night with the traditional Battle of the Barns!
While her family and friends cheered her on!
Congratulations Annie! You and your family are such a great asset to our community, and we cannot wait to see how bright your star is going to shine.