Cow Show

If you would have told me 10 years ago that attending a cow show would be a blessing, I would have thought you were off your rocker!  I used to dread them... actually, I used to do whatever was necessary to get out of attending them.  It's really my own ignorance that causes the boredom.  I don't have a clue what to look for when judging a cow.  I love to watch the showmanship classes because I have a sense of what the judge is looking for, but the breeding classes are a mystery to me.  I had a good time at a cow show in Merced today, but to be honest, it didn't have anything to do with the cows.  It was just fun to be with family and old friends.  We went to watch Brandon show his "pink" cow at the State Holstein Show where we ran into several old friends that we haven't seen for quite a while.  It's fun also to listen to Leroy try to explain to me why he did (or didn't) agree with the judges picks.  Poor guy... his effort is in vain.  I don't understand half of the terms he is using... but at least he tries.  I just like hanging out with him and the family.