While I realize that it's a bit early to start talking about Christmas (tell that the radio stations that have already pledged to play 100% Christmas music), I just couldn't wait. Last Friday I went the Farm Fair with my parents. I was supposed to help out with one of the big cattle shows as part of my university judging club, but they ended up having too many volunteers, so I just got to go to Farm Fair for free instead!
My parents and I watched a bunch of the working cow horse events (that is what their stallion Ben does, but he had the summer off after a bad colic on the way home from Idaho this spring). It was fun (always exciting). Also, a friend of ours was leading the Non-Pro futurity after the 1st event (3 events over 2 days: cutting (herd work), reining (dry work) and fence work), so that was really exciting. I watched her herd work and she had a smokin' good go!
After that we shopped a bit at the trade fair and I got my Christmas present: new western boots! To be honest, it was about time I got a new pair. I got my old pair over 10 years ago and they are worn out. They are all scratched up and have a hole worn in the sole of one. My new boots are pretty (brown bottoms with teal uppers) and comfy as well. Too bad I have to wait until the end of December to wear them! It's snowing like crazy here, so I guess my winter boots will have to do!