Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Great Hereford Hunt

I SAID we weren't going to add to any of the 4-H beef projects. Black Out was enough. Yep. That's what I said.

I guess I lied.

Today we met up with a friend, who took us to look at a herd of Herefords. Jacob joined the beef project and the ONLY breed he even thought about was Herefords.

I do admit.. if you were EVER going to try to talk me into letting you get something from the bovine species, this would be the way to do it!  Herefords were what my family raised for generations, until illness and old age caused them to be sold. It still makes me sad  to think about the family history that pulled away in the trailer that day.

I had forgotten how their hair curls at the top. I pretty much smiled through out the entire trip.

Checking them out

Line up, girls, and look pretty!

Decision, decisions.  Trying to decide on just the right one

In the end, he did pick one, and feels pretty good about her. She should be arriving in the next week or so. She already has a name. But I'll save that story for another post. =)

3 comments:

*~*~*~*~Tonia said...

I love the Herefords.. Never had up close and personal contact with them. But I drive by a farm and that's all they have as far as cows and they are sooo stinking cute! Even the big ones! Congrats!

Melanie said...

You. .are. .a. .SUCKA!! I'm sure Jake will love it. .can't wait to hear what the name is!!

Rhonda said...

Awesome! I'll look forward to more about this project. :) I like Herefords, too.