4-H requires obtaining a lot of knowledge from books and meetings and many, many people who give their time. It also requires the participants to fill out work books and learn about their particular project in some detail. As they get older, more is expected, but that also builds on prior knowledge. Even at the fair, the parents, leaders, and kids are continuing to study, share and learn so that the kids can do their best. Dawn Dancey is a knowledgeable 4-H leader in the neighboring town of New Alexandra, and helped us shape up our goats with a tail and hoof shaving lesson. We all took a turn at getting the two goats shaved.
In order to have the goats ready to shave, we had to give them both a bath before we came to the fair. Then Adeline was having what we call "poopy butt", so she had three or four extra baths, but she made it to shaving clean.
Now we are ready for the fair!
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