You’re gunna miss this!

This past weekend my husband and I packed up our three kids and headed over the mountain for the annual Washington State Holstein Convention.   This year’s event was held at the Bellevue Hyatt, a gorgeous hotel, located in the midst of a tonne of amazing places to dine and shop.  Anyone who knows which hotel I’m talking about, knows that it’s a place frequented by people in fancy cars, holding fancy job titles, who live fancy lifestyles.  So basically not really people like us.  Had we made the trip without our darling little bambinos we might have stood a chance at blending in!  But then again I wouldn’t have a story to tell either. Continue reading

3rd Annual Columbia Basin Fitting & Showing Challenge in the books!

Three years ago, my friend Jackie, my husband Chris and myself started a little event to teach the dairy 4H & FFA kids in our area how to fit and show their dairy projects.  It was a very long one day event that saw about twenty kids leave full of enthusiasm and joy.  Even we left the fairgrounds that day feeling completely satisfied and thrilled at what a success it turned out to be!  So we thought we would do it again, but make it last a little longer, round up some even better prizes and try to cram even more information into the eager minds that would attend.  Once again, a huge success, with even more kids in attendance and the coolest part was seeing the improvements that kids from the previous year had made!  So going for year three was a no brainer!  Continue reading

columbia basin fitting and showing challenge 2015

Another Columbia Basin Fitting & Showing Challenge in the books!

A passion for dairy cattle and a desire to teach 4-H and FFA kids the art of showing dairy heifers led us to starting the Columbia Basin Fitting and Showing Challenge a year ago. It was a one day event for kids to come out to the Grant County Fairgrounds and learn how to wash, clip (fit) and show their heifers and it turned out to be far more successful than we imagined!  So we thought we’d do it again, only making it bigger and better! Continue reading

99 Years of Tradition

99 Years of Tradition

I had the opportunity to cover a Dairy Show in Richmond Utah this past week.  I’ve always loved going to these events, working with great cattle and people and always doing my best to capture some fun images! Continue reading