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Things Happen...

OK. So yesterday I got a call from my Grandad. We each have different "chores". He checks the cattle in the morning and I do it at night! I recieved the call around the time of his check the cattle chore.  The phone call was short and sweet. He said "Flash is in labor, go put a halter on her, I called the vet."  I ran out of the house!  My mom was yelling, "Madison, where are you going so fast?"  "I didn't have time to answer.   I got to the field and addressed the situation.  The calf was breach which means it was backwards and the feet weren't entering the birth canal like they should with a "normal" backwards birth.  I then waited for the vet, a long and painful wait! But, i made it better with Pandora Classical Music for the Soul !  I tried to comfort her with my not so angelic singing voice!  When the vet came over the hill you could tell she knew help was coming.  The vet did his thing.  First, he numbed her tail and rump. The…

A Day with Farmer Madison

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The Summit

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I just came back from The Summit which is put on by the American Junior Simmental Association.  Monday-- I flew out to Tulsa, Oklahoma all by myself,  with a layover in St. Louis!  This was my first solo flying experience and it was quite enjoyable.  I see more of those in my future.   When i got there Hanah Wine and AJSA summer intern Courtney picked me up at the airport and fed me Brahum's! DELISH! After we picked up the rest of the kids that were arriving from around the country,  we headed back to Stillwater, OK (Okalahome State University) where the event was to be held!  When we were all there we went to a leadership workshop on campus. It was there that I  learned who my roomie was... She was Canadian! I was estatic! 
Tuesday--  We went to the OSU Feedlot and OSU Pure Breed farm! I really admire OSU for keeping a Pure Breed farm, it is something I can relate to coming from a pure breed farm.  After that, we  had industry sessions! They were awesome because they were all…

Tennessee 4-H Round Up

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Ok, I am done with my summer adventures!
  I can now show y'all  my summer adventures and many pictures! The trip in the middle of the month was Round Up. It was held at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.  It is an excellent opportunity to share your 4-H project experiences with others.    In order to be able to attend you have to be accepted based on your project portfolio, which is basically a record book or your project. I got accepted in my project field: Beef.  We arrived on a Monday, interviewed with professors or industry leaders on Tuesday, Wednesday was the  College Tour, Thursday was a fun trip to Dollywood and Friday we returned  home! Short and sweet right?  Well, long enough for me to take lots of photos! The competition at round up is a lot of fun.  We are all judged on our interview and a small board showcasing our project.  But... That is not the reason I go!   Every single one of my competitors does a wonderful job and anyone of us could win each year.  So, I…