4-H at The Royal

This little miss and our oldest son had a busy time at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.

The photo below shows K competing in the 4-H National Junior Beef showmanship. In Comformation they won 1st place in Calf Class.

It was a sea of green in the 4-H beef parade that started the competition, with youth from Ontario and across Canada showing their region or provincial signs and flags. 

It was a busy, exciting, fun, and tiring few days and we are proud of K and all the competitors. So much to see, to eat and hours upon hours of walking and standing. (And I have learned that I need a different lense on my camera for next year for distance photos.)


  1. I bet that was fun! I've never been to anything like that. That's wonderful about winning 1st place too!

  2. How much fun is all that! I used to love going to see my cousins in the 4-H events when I was younger....I was so envious of them getting to do that. It is such a special club.

  3. You must be so proud of him and all his hard work. I have to say he chose a very charming looking cow - love your photo of her!

  4. I grew up going to 4-H and I loved the fairs and competitions. I'm sure you saw some Manitoba people there as well. It looks like a lot of fun!

  5. Sounds like you had a lot of fun. I really have to go someday. You don't live on a farm, so, who's cow(s) does your son show? Does he also care for them, etc.? I'm just wondering how it works. (That first photo would look great large and framed... beautiful animal!)

  6. Julie- you are right, we live in town but 4-H is open to both town and farm kids. Most of the youth in his dairy and beef club 'borrow' cows from local farmers who themselves were very active in 4-H (and still are.) Great role models who allow the young people to visit frequently and train the calves. For shows/fairs they care for the animals leading up to the events and at the events. The older youth help the younger youth to learn as leadership is a huge part of it (washing, blow drying, clipping, top line, sprays etc etc.)

  7. I love this post!! It's so cool to see other people's lives in detail - even though you live so far from me! This looks like a really great day out!


  8. This does look fun--congratulations to your son and his cow! :)

  9. Oh how fun! And great to win too:) We have friends who show.

    I'm really enjoying your blog!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    Blessings too.


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