Monday, August 3, 2015

Showing the Steers


























It was his first cattle show and little sister also tried her hand in the show ring, too.
She is his "right hand" helper, and little brother is following suit.
The days were hot.
Sweltering 105 degree days where Mama had to just find a shady spot to stay upright.
Heat and I don't get along!
But Dad and the kids just plowed through.
Grooming and clipping.
Getting in the ring with the steers.
In the end, one of the steers decided he was done, and refused to cooperate.
I was so proud of my kids for sticking with it and finishing with a smile.
Because sometimes, that's the way it goes.
You have trials, you stick with it, and in the end you make it through with integrity and you are better for it.

Summer is flying by.
A fleeting run of sunshine and memories.
A part of me is ready for cooler weather and the Autumn colors.
How about you?

Wishing you a lovely day!

~Julia
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2 comments:

Carol B. said...

You know your kids really like something when they want to continue in spite of the hardships that go along with it. Your children look like naturals with livestock. While it hasn't been quite as hot on this side, I am ready too for some cooler days (though not quite for summer to end.)
:-)
Carol

Gumbo Lily said...

I sure do remember fair days and our kids showing steers and heifers. It's hard work getting them "show ready" and hoping they do what they are supposed to do when they're in the ring. I'm glad they persevered!

I'm not quite ready for fall yet. I like summer a LOT! And I'm just starting to get some ripe tomatoes.

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