This weekend was the MDGS (Michigan Dairy Goat Society) goat show! We were very excited to have 4 Reserve Champions and 1 Grand Champion after the whole weekend.
We got to the show around 8:30 on Friday night after cutting and tetting two of our hay fields. I was tired, but we got set up without too many problems and settled in for the night.
Saturday morning we were in the barns around 5:30 in the morning getting our animals ready for the show. Since showmanship was at 8:00 with Alpines starting at the same time in a different show ring, there was much to be done. We somehow managed to get it all done, grabbed some pancakes that Jenna made (in the barn, using the tack box as the counter top) thought unfortunately we missed the Pee Wee show as Abigail and I were showing our Alpine yearlings. Elizabeth did win however and I'm sure it was all way cute. :) Showmanship was a long, hard working, awesome experience. I love judges that really work you! We showed all day long with the last animal finally coming out of the ring at 10:30 p.m. We were exhausted.
Sunday was so much more laid back. We did show our Recorded Grade kids at the end but still got out at a decent time. We made it home around 5:30. The ONLY mishap we had was ALMOST running out of gas. We managed to get to a gas station, thankfully! It was a wonderful weekend, spent with friends (Josh & Jenna) and animals. :)
Hannah, our Grand Champion of the weekend!!!! (she also got a Reserve)
Candie after winning Reserve Champion Recorded Grade.
Goldie (Candie's doe kid), 2 Reserves under her belt already, and all at her first show weekend! ;)
Alpine yearling milker class. Our does are Gala in first, Maggie in third, and Alithia in 5th.
Elizabeth after winning Pee Wee Showmanship with Tea'
Some of our sleeping quarters (in the livestock trailer)..............
.....and in the back of our 15 passenger van. We can perfectly fit a double mattress and a crib mattress in the back along with 1 bench. :)
Gala (1st every time she was shown all weekend).
Tea', a senior doe kid.
Top, the doe kid I bought this spring. She's just a good quality doe kid all around!!!!Sunshine is Gala's doe kid....sharp, angular, growthy, look out for her next year! She is going to be big!
Well, have a good evening!