Saturday, August 29, 2015

Elizabeth and Fred

Tomorrow I should have a book review for you. And, Monday there's a terrific author interview. But, today I'm celebrating my niece, Elizabeth, and all her hard work with her Pygmy goats, but, especially my favorite, Fred. If you've been following my blog for most of the ten years, you may remember Elizabeth as the young girl who challenged me one year, saying she could read more books than me.

Elizabeth doesn't have as much time now to read over 150 books in a year. She took fourteen Pygmy goats to the Sandusky County Fair, and she, with some help from family and friends, had to transport those goats, feed them a couple times a day, clean out pens, and, of course, show them on Wednesday and Friday.

Friday was the most successful day, when she and her Pygmy goats competed in Open Classes, meaning people of all ages could show their goats. She had a few first place winners, including one class that consisted of three goats, all from the same sire. But, it was Fred, her first goat, and, as I said, the elder of the herd, who carried the day. Fred was first in his class, Wethers 3 years and over, and then he was Reserve Grand Champion Wether.

Congratulations, Elizabeth and Fred. And, congratulations to your family and friends who worked so hard to tend and show the goats.

Elizabeth showing Fred

Elizabeth when Fred was proclaimed the winner of his class

Me with Elizabeth and Fred, The Reserve Grand Champion Wether

9 comments:

TFJ said...

Great photos, Lesa. I especially like the last one. Congratulations to all!

~Tricia

Page said...

Congrats to Fred. It just goes to show that we get better with age.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Tricia and Page. Love that Fred!

Beth Hoffman said...

I've always loved the stores of Fred, and wow, has Elizabeth grown. She's a cutie!

Lesa said...

Isn't Elizabeth cute, Beth? I agree. Very nice picture of her. I love to see her show Fred.

Kaye Barley said...

Elizabeth is adorable. I look forward to the stories about her and her adorable goats. Fred has stolen my heart!

Lesa said...

Oh, Fred has had my heart from the time he kissed me about 4 years ago, Kaye. He was Elizabeth's first goat, and he's first in my heart.

Clea Simon said...

Saw some of these on Facebook - just loving them!

Lesa said...

Thank you, Clea!