Garrett picked his heifer back in April. He selected her from a group of calves born on our farm in March 2013. . .
|Garrett and Lucy|
He visits Lucy regularly so they can get to know each other. Over the summer, he started leading her with a halter to prepare her for the show. . .
|Garrett leading Lucy around the farm while Jack watches|
|Lucy is very friendly and lets Garrett put the halter on to take her for a walk|
The week before the fair, Garrett washed Lucy and clipped her, with the help of Dad. . .
|Using clippers to give Lucy a hair cut|
Now the fun begins, it's time to go to the fair. . .
|The Geauga Dairymen 4-H Club exhibit|
|Jack and Garrett fill a water bucket for the animals|
On the day of the dairy show, the animals are prepared so they look their best. . .
|Using a brush and blow dryer to groom Lucy's topline|
|Making her tail look fluffy and pretty|
Now it's showtime. . .
|Garrett leading Lucy to the showring with Jack following behind|
|Grandma Hastings waits outside the showring with the boys|
|Garrett showing Lucy in Beginner Showmanship|
|The judge lines up the participants from 1st to 9th place|
Garrett and Lucy did well in the Junior Fair Dairy Show. He placed 1st in the Beginner Showmanship class and 1st in the Spring Heifer Calf class. . .
|Garrett displays Lucy's blue ribbons with his right hand man, Jack|
|Proud Dad talks with Garrett after the show|
|The animals relax after the show with their ribbons displayed|
In between the work and showing, there's time to visit, relax and have fun . . .
|Garrett and Jack with Granda Souza in the dairy barn|
|Jack taking a break with Lucy|
|Garrett being interviewed about his 4-H project|
There's also time to experience everything the fair has to offer. . .
|Garrett caught a fish in the Natural Resources Area|
|Jack won a fish at the carnival|
|The boys had fun on the rides|
It was a fun week and the boys were sad when the fair was over, but it will be here again next year before we know it!
|The boys loved the fair!|