Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Our county's (Hamlin) 4-H Achievement Days are going on now. The kids entered their building exhibits last night. Jeremy got 8 purples, 2 blues and 1 red ribbon. Courtney got 11 purples and 1 blue.

Today is the dog show. Jeremy and Courtney do not show dog but both my niece Kassidy and my Nephew Nolan do. I am heading to town today to watch them show their dogs.

Tomorrow my niece Nikki shows her calf at the Clark County Achievement Day show. We are heading to that county (about 45 miles away) to watch her and then my niece Kennedy (and maybe Kassidy, not sure) are showing their calves in our county show. I am hoping to get back to our county in time to watch them show too.

Grandma Phyllis (from Rapid City) came back to see the grandkids (Jeremy, Courtney, Nolan and Nikki) show and exhibit (and to get away from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally). She and I should have some fun times this week.


Ian said...

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At Farm Blogs I am trying to gather in one place the very best of global blogging about farms, farming and rural life.

You can find the blog roll, sorted by country (and a General Interest section).

My posts are made up of the blog recommendations from farm bloggers and I also post regular stories about world farming.

All blogs have been recommended to me by other bloggers or identified by me during my occassional browsing.

You were recommended by Raising Country Kids ( ):

(If you'd just like to see recommendations please use the label 'Recommendations'.)

I have a pretty broad definition of farming - if you're producing food, you're a farmer, to my mind at least.

So blogs range from ranches to part-time smallholders, and resources for them.

Once recommended, I add them to the blogroll and then contact the bloggers (just as I am contacting you), asking them to send me a few words about their farm/small-holding and their blog and, critically, to recommend their favourite farm/farming blogs (just as Raising Country Kids recommended you).

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c) add a link on your blog, if that's possible, to

d) please feel free to send me the odd photo, both now and on an on-going basis. The blog tries to pick up different seasonal activities in different parts of the world at different times, so any photos would be much appreciated - they also help drive traffic to your site.

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With kind regards,


Amber Kay said...

Can I go and stay at Grandma Phyllis's house? ;o)

amy said...

Love all your posts. Love getting a glimpse of your fun life..Seriously, I think its sooo cool

Sharon said...

It sounds like the kids are doing well at the fair. Congrats to them and you niece and nephew.
It sounds like you will be very busy going to all the events. It sounds like fun and very interesting.
Have a nice time.

Tracy said...

Great job Courtney and Jeremy!!

Sounds like you'll be busy this week!!


nickernoodle said...

Kristi e-mailed me and said that Kenners was up at 3:00 sick.....I hope she is able to show her dog today. I hope all goes well and they all do a good job!

Pam said...

I've noticed through your blog, what a fantastic aunt you are, very supportive!

kdwhorses said...

Way to go kids and congrats on all the ribbons!

Penless Thoughts said...

Finally getting a moment to get around on check up on my blog friends. So glad to hear your son is home safe and sound. Great job for your kids as always!!