Today was Shu-Mil 4-H Club’s annual Achievement Day. It featured the members of the club and what they accomplished throughout the 4-H year, as it displayed the non-livestock and livestock projects they worked so hard on. Sam is a member of this club, and so is her younger brother, Charlie.
In the morning, Sam’s vet science, tractor driving, crafts and livestock record sheets were dropped off for judging by the 4-H staff. Her vet science projects included a Caprine (goat) Fecal Float board and report, a scrapbook describing everything she did while completing a program at the local vet office, and a display on goat teeth development. Tractor included driving a tractor around a course later in the day, a board on safety, a poster on Case IH and Massey Ferguson, and a report on meetings. Finally, Sam’s crafts items included a pencil drawing of Luke Bryan, a painting of a barrel racer, and three chocolate peppermint bars of goat milk soap. They all did very well.
In the livestock ring, Sam exhibited Tip Top Samson Sigma in the open goat showmanship class. Sigma performed beautifully and both did extremely well together. Also in the same class was Emma Peters exhibiting our 5-year-old doe, Highlandcroft Ned Cupcake, as well as Charlie showing their mom’s doe, Rancho Manzano Petunia. Everyone did so great.
Later on in the day, Sam also showed her Ayrshire calf in open dairy showmanship and conformation. She placed 2nd in showmanship and 5th in conformation. The calf’s name is Brixham B Splendid, and it is owned by Windarra Farms in Upper Rawdon, NS.
The weather was excellent for the entire day, and everyone went home satisfied with their red ribbon they earned. Next up is the Halifax County Exhibition, where everyone will be exhibiting what they brought to Achievement Day. This time, Sam will not just be bringing Sigma, but will also be competing with Tip Top Cocoa Cream (Clover) in the Milking Doe division.