Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Present

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!

1 comment:

  1. They've started playing Christmas music where I work and I already went to die. There are only so many times one can listen to Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey sing Christmas carols before you go insane.

    I saw a Work Cow Horse event at the Stampede two years ago, it was the first time I'd ever seen it and it was amazing to watch! Those horses are so talented!

    New boots are the best. Hopefully we get a few warm days so you can try them out!