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TBF 072 :: The County Fair, Farming for Kids, and a Hard Lesson

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Here is Caleb meeting with the judge for showmanship. He nailed it!

Here is Caleb meeting with the judge for showmanship. He nailed it!

It’s Marion County Fair week for us at Crooked Gap Farm. That means that we are extremely busy and that our children are the centerpiece of the farm this week (actually they always are, but you get what I’m trying to say). With that in mind I thought it fit perfectly to take some time on today’s episode to a question from Lisa on Facebook. The questions was about getting kids involved on the farm and specifically mentioned age appropriate chores, and while we didn’t dig into that completely I do believe we have a great episode because I decided just to go straight to the horses mouth. On today’s show my son and I sit down in the show ring stands to talk about the fair, his projects on the farm, and what gets him most excited. Of course I have plenty of “proud father” moments throughout my interview with Caleb, but above all I’m excited because of how excited he is when it comes to the farm.

If you do have any questions for Caleb about his life on the farm feel free to send an e-mail or leave them in the show notes and I think I can convince him to come on again!

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  • Julie Book July 16, 2014, 1:04 pm

    Absolutely the best podcast ever!

  • Paul July 16, 2014, 3:05 pm

    Caleb,
    You did a GREAT job in your “interview” with your dad. You certainly sound like a smart and responsible young man, which you should be proud of. Keep up the learning and hard work. Most importantly, continue to enjoy what you are doing in 4-H and you will have great memories for many years.

    • Ethan August 10, 2014, 11:37 pm

      Thanks Paul! I’ll pass your comment on to Caleb 🙂

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