Spin cycles: wash, dry, clip and repeat

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The county fair begins on Tuesday. That means this weekend will be filled with washing, scrubbing, brushing and clipping x 13. It’s a wet-n-hairy experience, but it must be done and the kids are always enthusiastic (for the first few, anyway!).

Clipping cows for a county fair dairy show.

In case you’re wondering, we don’t have a dedicated wash rack. When it’s their turn, heifers and cows are tied to a tractor or wagon. Why? Because tractors and wagons are solid and sturdy. No amount of pulling from several hundred pounds of bovine is going to budge ’em.

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But most of the time, all the girls stand still and enjoy their time at the cow girl beauty salon.

Washing cows for the county fair.

Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of primping now and then?

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And after the animals are finished we may use the clippers on these two boys!

More county fair tales to come.
Have a great weekend!

 

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