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For Fun Farm (this is my livestock page) from Fayetteville, TN
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Farm Name: For Fun Farm (this is my livestock page)

Year Farm Established: 1997

Location: Fayetteville, TN

Years I’ve been farming: 17 years

Animals I raise: Chickens, cattle, and rabbits. I have been farming all my life. (I'm 13)

Crops I grow: No crops, I do have a garden though.

Hobbies I enjoy: Showing cattle and being involved in the Livestock Judging class in 4-H.

Club/Associations memberships: Tenn. Cattleman's Association, and I am greatly involved in my 4-H club! (I'm 13 years old) I do really well in skillathons, Beef expos, showmanship in showing cattle, and livestock judging competitions.

Pets: 1 show heifer, hackney pony, lots of chickens, rabbits, and cats. I just got a Shorthorn heifer that I'm leasing from my 4-H leader. Pic #1 is of her.

Farm Motto: Do it 100%


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  You should of seen the ladies at work when I came in with purple hands and trying to explain it was blue coat and they could not understand why it was named blue coat and yet my hands were purple.

Rubbing acholoc, go-jo, gas and WD-40...did not take it all off...LOL...

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07/20/2011 06:46.14 AM Report This Comment  
  This is the 1st time we noticed, but then again since this is only P2's 2nd year in 4H we will notice a lot more stuff that we would not see anyhow.

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07/18/2011 11:28.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Have you ever had a cattle that got rain rot? How did you treat it?

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07/18/2011 06:40.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Congrats on your placing!!!!

Well the piglets will be 2 wks old on Thrs and he has his favorites and we went ahead and earnotched everyone, so if he wants to show they meet requirements.

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07/18/2011 06:39.51 AM Report This Comment  
  UPDATE
Yahoo! I just got back from the cattle show! I had so much fun! My leased shorthorn heifer won Champion! I'm super excited, I'm going to another show on the 20th. We'll see how she does.

Come visit me, For The Fun Farm (this is my poultry page) & For Fun Farm (this is my livestock page).

06/17/2011 08:04.29 PM Report This Comment  
  GOOD LUCK WITH SHOWING THE SHORT HORN!

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06/16/2011 12:36.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Just to let you know that I uploaded a new pic of P2 and his 2011-2012 4H calves

Hope things are going well for ya

Good Luck with the new school year

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06/16/2011 05:54.32 AM Report This Comment  
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  Well P2 is trying to go eco friendly with his garden and I don't think when he started just how big of an issue this would be. But then again when mother nature is throwing these curve balls, his learning curve is going to be a hard one.

It's so bad that we have a burn ban going on and we ended up turing the cows into to the hay fields that we are normally are cutting right now.

But I can't complain to much, at least we are not getting what those poor people are getting north of us.

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05/25/2011 07:48.10 AM Report This Comment  
  I would think he would be doing much better if we got some more rain. I know the Mississippi River doesn't need any more, but normaly we are cutting hay for winter and the mower hasn't even been taken out of the shed for it's pre-hay season check over. It's gotten so bad, that P2's garden project may be abonden due to conserving water for the animals. Some of his veggies across the highway have made it but they are getting watered in the evening. Just when I though we could get the veggies growing to cut his pig feed bill down doesn't look so good.

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05/24/2011 07:34.50 AM Report This Comment  
  P2 is now back at school. The Dr's are putting whatever got a hold of him as "virual". His appiettie hasn't came back and we ALL are running around after him to DRINK and DRINK more. These temps in the low 90's isn't good for anyone who has been under the weather.

He was able to go to his 4H Livestock Award and Supper. He received 3rd place in the swine division and 2nd in the beef. I sure wished I could of gotten a pic of his face when he heard that he's received 3rd in swine....he was floored.

Calve weight up date P2 375, Sean 350 and Ruby2 210

Thanks for your support!

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05/23/2011 09:57.33 AM Report This Comment  
  We've learnt that if you start them early enough and get that hair trainned all you need is a spray of show sheen and you are good to go.

But know how you feel about them looking natural.

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05/05/2011 11:31.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Showing slick for a breed like hereford is to have their hair as short as the dairy and fitted is to have a breed like the hereford blocked out with a min of 1' long hair....this is where all the fitting supplies come into play like the hairspray, show bloom, the adhivies and the shampoos that take the glues out of the hair once you are through showing.

I love the ideal of using the hose and the shampoo, will have to explain it to P2 before he washed Summer this weekend. We have to wash and take the clippers out and try to box the hair on her tail head. Oh what fun, all of us (2 and 4 legged) was getting on the tired side two weeks ago when working on Summer's clip job.

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05/05/2011 07:33.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Look at her....will you show fitted or slick?

When P2 showed Summer fitted she looked like a red/white cotton ball. Now that she lost her winter coat due to the warmer weather and P2 clip job she will be shown slick on the 14th.

What soap do you use? P2 likes to use the EZall, because it foams up and he does not have to put soap in a bucket and try to stay dry while dumping it over her back.

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05/04/2011 02:41.12 PM Report This Comment  
  What breed is the heifer?

When does your shows start back up?

Good Luck!

1st the chicks are in a brooder (8'x6'), then a 10'x10' dog kennel with chicken wire is placed infront of the brooder with a ladder (AKA jungle jim), and once they are big enough then they have 5 ac to free range and a nice size coop (Castle Chicken Coop) to lay eggs and sleep things off...LOL

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05/04/2011 01:39.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Livestock points is different from P2's 4H points. He gets a point for entering in either showmanship or DOB Class for his livestock, then if they place they get points according to their placing. It starts the day after achivement day and runs to the day before the next achivement day. The kids that have livestock (at the end of the school year) will get a supper and the points are tallied up and they get awards or items towards next show season. So we will see this coming 20th what P2's Livestock Score is.

This coming school year will be better, because we made friends in other parishes that have emailed us drivable shows for P2 and his cattle.

P2 will show is swine only at the fair. The reason for that is if Ruby is settled she will just be getting through weaning her piglets and be shown as a sow. Choc and Chip will be shown in the market class and then be put in the freezer (as part of P2's piglet to freezer project). Summergirl will be 2 mths settled (fingures crossed) and I won't risk trailering to the fair.

P2 has 30 babby chicks that he got for Easter and he's raising them up and then three weeks before our Fair (which is always the 3rd week in October), he will pick out 5 to show.

He use to have a rabbit until the asthma doctor said that the long hair rabbit had to go. Which was fine by me, I got tired of having to back the jeep to his moveable hutch and move him around with P2's help, so he could have fresh grass and help fertlize the yard around the house.

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05/04/2011 06:36.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Our thing is as long as we get him and his 1 yr old show heifer to the show and back with no one getting sick then we done our job. This year he's adding 4 calves to the equation.

HOWEVER it's always NICE to win, espically since he gets more livestock points if he does, I wish them both 2 and 4 legged good luck everytime they go in for either Summer's DOB class or for showmanship.

Had to laugh at the LA State Judge when P2 and Summer came out of the ring with the biggest grin I've ever seen and pronoucing to the entire place "Hey MA!!!! For the first time we did not come in DEAD LAST!" The judge just stood there looking at us like we ALL had lost our minds. Boy 8th place out of 22 calves is very good for a 1st year 4Her.

Summer was born on our place and her full blooded sister looks like her but older. P2 (son) is now halter breaking Sister's heifer calf Ruby2 (because his red wattle pig is named Ruby). I told him that he need to stop double naming the animals because we are working on a P3 (1101 Bull) and so on.

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05/03/2011 02:05.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the website. This is our 9 yr old (son AKA P2) 2nd year showing. We washed his show heifer, dried her and let him at it with the sheep shears. She looked like a cotton ball for our State show and stood out like we use to show angus.....LOL

Summer got a clip from head to hoof by him and you could see the relief in her eyes when she lost all that hair.

He shows on May 14 in Amite, so we have to get them both in the grove and with fingers crossed the outfit he wore back in Feb will still fit him.

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05/03/2011 06:11.59 AM Report This Comment  
  What kind of chickens do you raise?

Come visit me, My Dream Farm & Redmond's Rare Poultry Roost.

05/02/2011 06:08.50 PM Report This Comment  
  LOVE the HEREFORD SHOW PIC. This is our 9 yr old 2nd year is showing herefords. One sure way to get a darker tan is to help him halter break 5 calves. I had sea legs for a week. But his 3 bull calves and 2 heifers are walking a little bit better.

ANY TIPS ON CLIPPING HEREFORD CATTLE?

THANKS A BUNCH AND WELCOME.

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05/02/2011 08:13.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome
Great pictures hope you have continued success.

Come visit me, My Wyoming Home, Santa Sara Ranch, WyoCowgirl's Santa Sara Ranch & Santa Sara Ranch (Coming Soon).

05/02/2011 04:38.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome!
Wonderful! Are you in the picture?

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