I was sure that when I first went to the fair, that showing animals was going to be my passion for the next ten years. It was simple, going to the fair has always been something that I have always loved, the people, the animals, and the food of course. Then something happened and fair started to get even more interesting for me. In 2007 I started showing animals at the Clark County Fair, the first year I started out with a rabbit and a turkey. I always knew I wanted to show animals I loved being around them, helping with animals any chance I could get, so I knew that when it was my turn I was going to rock it. I was so excited when I got to go see my turkey and when my rabbits got picked up and brought to my house. I finally had animals that were mine, it was time to start preparing them for fair. I would go out every day and change their water, give them feed, and clean their bedding.
I got to the fair my first year, finally this is my time I can show them what I’m all about, I start setting up my turkey pin and my rabbit pin, and I put my animals in their pins. I would come back every couple hour’s and do the same routine, feed, water, and change their bedding. Then came the big day, it was time for my first show. I was so nervous and excited at the same time, everyone was there watching me and cheering me on, my dad, mom, and sister. I was entering my first rabbit show, I had my rabbit in my hand and walked up to the cages and was asked to put my rabbit in the cage, on
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I never will understand this day to the fair and what all happened, I don’t think anyone will. I just know that one animal ruined a month for me. It was the week right before fair, and all I did was walk my cow. It was the first time ever showing a cow, my brother convinced me that it would be a fun learning experience. That didn’t happen at all for me when I walked into that show ring with a 1,100 pound steer. I was up at 4:00 a.m. the morning of the show, and I was ready to go wash my cows and get them ready for the show.
This is my first year showing an animal at the fair ,but I am excited to continue growing with the many experiences to come in the following years. I have gained knowledge from how to properly fit and groom in addition to learning about responsibility, time management, public speaking, and keeping records of my expenses , hours and income. On top of that, I also learned volumes about how the FFA works and what its real purpose is. The FFA isn’t
When I came back to the Fairgrounds two days later and it turned out that it was still sort of clean (I came during the middle of the day around 3). It turned out that the entire group of people that I had worked with that monday had all spent time before the fair everyday, to pick up the ground. I was very happy to see that the Fairgrounds was very clean and that people were working together to keep it
Ever since the Spring of 2004, I have been the source of a lot of headaches for my parents with my constant pleas to visit the Sparkleberry Country Fair. There is nothing like turning onto the dirt road entrance, rolling the windows down, and taking a deep breath of fresh Carolina air and Sunshine. The faint smell of boiled peanuts, cotton candy, and other mouth watering fair foods fill the air. Even now that I can drive myself, I can’t help but feel that childish sense of excitement and joy as I park the car, open the door, exposed to the culture and
Some people who show get inspired to work with animals in the future. Some of them end up going to college to become a judge for livestock shows. My friend morgan who’s been showing with my sisters since I was like three, is going Cal Poly right now for that reason. Doing this activity takes a lot of dedication, from around May to about October I am waking up early to feed my goats, then working and feeding them every night. Also I have to weigh them every weekend and keep track of their weight. Showing and taking care of goats is a lot of work, but in the end it is so much fun. When you win something big and you know that all your hard work paid off is the best feeling. Anybody can show an animal, you can join a 4-H club, or when in high school you can do FFA, and doing both clubs will teach and help you with your project. I love showing and all that comes with it, even the work. Working with my sisters and friends from my 4-H group on my animals, are some of my favorite memories. People never really see this part of the fair, but to me it’s my favorite part and always will be. Nevertheless showing will forever be a part of my life, even when I am not doing it
[I] love the barn and all of the animals that the kids work with and watching all the livestock shows with all the kids showing animals. By far the best attraction at the fair,” Derek Copple said.
I never would think about showing an animal. I decided to go wild and show a steer my junior year, I did not think about showing an animal so big before but it was worth the wild. I knew it would be hard work, dedication and responsibility. I worked so hard to get where I wanted that steer and it sure did pay off. Being successful is something that someone feels when they work for something that they tried so hard on and then succeeded in it. Success is the way I felt when I was getting ready for the show while I was standing to be called in my class and how I felt when I got out of the show ring.
Small animal science is an intermediate course in animal science and helps students that is interested in learning more about becoming a veterinarian, vet tech, vet assistant, or pursuing a variety of scientific, health, or agriculture professions. By using basic research it will help you to understand the biological and chemical processes of how crops and livestock grow. Animal scientists analyze data and make use of statistical techniques, and computer skills are also useful for the job. To research the knowledge it will help gain ways to improve the quality, quantity, and safety of the agricultural products. To be a small animal scientist you will have to deal with dogs, cats, rats and
Majestic, noble, and brave, this famous iconic wild animal on the planet has captivated the people since the beginning of time. They are most feared by other animals thus, known as the king of the jungle – no other than the lions. Member of the genus Panthera, the lion is one of the big cats in the Felidae family. A lion’s head and body size average about 4.5 to 6.5 feet and tail of about 26 to 40 inches in length. A lion also weighs about 265 up to 420 pounds and a size relative to a 6-foot human. These mammals are also carnivores. Lions have always seen hunting in groups called pride. While lions generally avoid a full-grown elephant, lions still prefer their preys large like the zebras, buffaloes, and giraffes. Poised as the top animal in the ecological pyramid, lions have strong physical qualities, fascinating reputation, and an unfortunate decreasing number of population.
We all benefit from the progress of modern science. However, many people do not realize just how society makes great progress in medicine, technology, and many other areas. Most people just accept modern medicine for granted and do not give a second thought about how scientists figured out how to replicate organs, perform a blood transfusion, and even provide insulin for diabetics. Many might wonder how exactly is great progress in medicine made? In our society today, there are too many rules and restrictions and too many corporations looking to make a quick buck on trying every new medicinal idea on human subjects. Since the human body is incredibly complex and we do not completely understand how everything functions together yet, it is considered inhumane to test new products and treatments on people since we do not have a perfect idea of what may happen. Instead of abandoning these projects, we
I might have played a small role in the fair, but I genuinely feel like I was helping. Every dollar I collected both went to a good cause and acted as a symbol of my hard work. In addition, this was the first time I controlled my own post; it was my first taste of responsibility and I knew my booth’s success depended on me. I did my job well, and the reward of a job well done, combined with the money I brought to my church, gave me tremendous joy. This opportunity taught me the value of hard work, and it also acted as a catalyst as it started me on a series of volunteer escapades; because of this event, I made sandwiches for the poor, sold raffle tickets for the poor, and volunteered at local animal shelters. One small volunteer job created a hunger in me; a hunger for the good feelings volunteerism brings. This was my first major job, and its aftershock was present in all of my subsequent jobs. Given the chance, I would do it again without thinking. The St. Margaret's Fair was an invaluable experience in my life, and it demonstrated that the joy of volunteering is one of life's greatest
One of the main ideas discussed in this essay is that humans are a narrative species. This essay presents several of examples of the urge to write out our thoughts and tell our stories. These examples included had shown the human need to express their stories during their last moments of life. The author had mentioned in the essay that humans live through storytelling. I agree with this concept because we express our stories nearly every day in our lives such as telling a friend an experience you had. We often tell stories to share our experiences, thoughts and emotions. We feel an urge to tell our stories because it’s what shapes us and provides us with a form of self-expression. In general, humans express their stories in their everyday life, therefore, demonstrating that humans exist through storytelling.
Passion is defined as a “strong and barely controllable emotion” and for me, philanthropy is one of my biggest passions. I enjoy being able to always offer a helping hand to those in need, both humans and animals. Growing up, I always had people that loved and cared about me around me, people that would be willing to stick their neck out for me, and It has shaped me into the person that I am today. I look up to philanthropists such as Warren Buffett and Oprah Winfrey, but I also look up to my teachers, and mentors who in a way are philanthropists as well. They may not be considered actual philanthropists in the monetary sense, but they are people who were willing to give time and effort and invest it in me.
I have always found nature to be so amazing from the hundreds of trees and flowers to the animals within the forest. Experiencing nature is one of the best things that could happen in your life. I have always lived near the woods so I can experience nature every day. I have always felt calm when I go into the woods so I go there when I feel stressed. I lay in my hammock for a while or go put my feet into the icy cold water in the creek to get away from the world and just be at peace. To get away from the judgmental glares and the expectations from people.