Ahhh, these are the memories that we really want to forget. The most wonderful time of the year: chicken washing day. Listen, if you've never washed chickens for fair....don't. Just don't.
Meat birds are the worst. Ever. At everything. They're ugly and they're gross. They don't care how dirty they are. Actually, we worked really hard at keeping these birds clean this year. We had them in the tractor and either moved them every couple of days or put bedding under them. And for the gross, non-sensical creatures that they are...I think we did pretty good. In order to be ready for fair however, they must be weighed and tagged and the feet must be scrubbed and shined and the feathers washed to downy white.
Out of 19 pens or so, Elizabeth's pen came in 6th. Pretty good, I think, for our second year doing this.
Patrick took Reserve in the English Category, Elizabeth placed third with her laying production comets, Nathan and Jacob both took home first place ribbons for there Exhibition class birds.
Monday is Chickens. Tuesday is Rabbits. I like rabbit day because it doesn't start at 9 am.
Showmanship and the testing for Rabbit Ambassador were the first events of the day.