We took our two little Nigerian dwarf does to the South Florida Fair to compete against the professionals this past weekend. It was a whirlwind. We had no idea what to expect. We put a lot of time and effort into the preparation and jumped head-first into the learning curve.
Grayson had such a good time at the show and all he can think about now is … goats. I’m having the same problem. They are beautiful, intelligent, playful and useful animals. The goats at this show were some of the most elegant animals I’ve ever seen.
This show was a doe only dairy show… no bucks. The American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) sanctioned the show and the winners won cash and prizes. When Grayson took his voucher to collect his winnings he decided he was in this for the long-haul. He won a lot of money and some great prizes. (There was nothing free about getting to the show though.)
The show wasn’t all pursed-lips and seriousness. There was a fun costume contest.
Check out Goodness Gracious Acres to see the full range of costumes in the contest. She’s a fellow blogger and took some great photos. She also sells homemade goat soap and other items from her website.
Mia is such a special young lady and an inspiration to us. She got us started with our chickens and has been a huge help with our goats. Her knowledge of animal husbandry is very impressive. If we could motivate all of our nation’s youth to be as motivated as the 4-H kids, our country’s future would look much brighter.
Our two little does did very well at our first show. We’re super proud of them.
Come grow with us!