In disappointing fashion for the children, we didn't take their freshly broken in weaners along to our local show last weekend.
With Dad and I assigned work roles, it seemed too huge a task to take a load of greenhorn children and calves and then not be able to spend enough time with them. Fortuitously another small country show only seventy kilometres down the road this coming Sunday will provide the perfect opportunity to settle these youngsters and ready them for a Junior Beef event to be held in the next school holidays.
Today's Anzac holiday saw us giving the weaners their first bath and 'bedding' them down for the night, all part of the learning process of how to become a show animal.
With hay nets hung and neck straps attached, the four babes have been settled, fed, watered and groomed and are spending this evening tied up at the yards.
Now we just need to finish convincing the children there's no need for us to camp at the Show.