Thursday, July 4, 2013

Meet...."Pearl"....

...actually she is officially registered as "The Black Pearl". 
 
 
This is my son's 10 month old calf that he has begun showing in local fairs.  He shows Pearl as part of the 4-H heifer chain program.
 
Isn't she pretty?  Solid black and not a blemish anywhere.
 
 
Casen loves her...
 
 
Here he is waiting for his class...
 
 
...Ready to walk her in the ring...
 
 
...Cooling it in the shade...
 
 
 ...patiently waiting...  She was so good for this being her first show as well as his first time showing.
 
 
...Leading her around the ring...
 
 
...Getting her feet set...
 
 
...in part of the line-up as the judge walks through...
 
 
...in the end - he was Reserve Grand Champion (2nd) in the overall Simmental class...
 
 
...as well as the Grand Champion (1st) in his age division and in the 4-H division..  He also  received 2nd place for showmanship.  Not to bad for their first show. 
 
 
Many thanks to the local fair board, 4-H, Amy for her help and guidance, and to the hubby for many hours of working with her and Casen. 
 
So on to the next show - just another thing we are managing to somehow squeeze in this summer!
 
Happy 4th of July!

*UPDATE* - Casen showed Pearl again tonight at the Hart Co. Fair - and guess what -
SHE WON AGAIN!  Our girl, Pearl! 
 
Great Job Casen - we are so proud of you and your effort!
 


 

10 comments:

linda eller said...

I know you are proud of your son as you should be. Loved seeing the pictures and wish you and yours a Happy 4th of July!

111 LaLa Lane said...

I love it when kids get involved in things such as this. We try to keep our grandkids busy with outdoors activities as much as possible. Congratulations on all the hard work. It certainly paid off.

Melinda said...

Congratulations to Casen!

Super job for the first show!!

:)

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Congratulations Casen! Our granddaughter is at the 4-H fair here in Michigan showing rabbits!

Junkchiccottage said...

Cathy,
This is the sweetest post. I love this and that your son Casen is showing his cow and they are doing so well. Congrats to Casen and Pearl.
Kris

Julie said...

aww Pearl is beautiful!! and great job Casen!!!

Julie said...

aww how beautiful Pearl is.. great job Casen!! keep up the good work

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Thanks everyone - we are really proud of Casen and Pearl both!

Dori at The Red Feedsack said...

Cathy, This is a sweet post and it brings back memories as our son showed steers in 4-H. He started at about the same age as your son and raised a show steer every year until he graduated from high school. It was a family project that we all loved. Those cows are just amazing gentle giants (usually)! Congratulations to your son - he's doing a great job. ~ Dori ~

Farmhouse Primitives said...

Cathy, I can't believe Casen is as tall as he is now!! My goodness where does the time go? Congrats to him and Pearl. Made me smile. hugs.....Pammie