Just a few of the people who came out yesterday. Leah (foreground) is with NAEC and works with Casey, so everyone was very comfortable with her. 3 of the others were with the local newspaper, and one was with the radio station. Several reps from the county conservation office came out, too.
The kids had to show the newspaper guy the horses. Hooter decided, since they didn't have anything to eat, he would just go back to grazing. Boon (Casey's horse) was very curious, he wanted to be part of the action.
One amusing happening of the day, Austin was showing the newspaper man his show steer (notice I said STEER). The man asked him if he was going to raise him and breed him with our other cows. Austin had a befuddled look on his face like he was trying to decide if he was kidding or serious, and he said, "No, he's a steer not a bull." At this point the newspaper man asked, "What's the difference between a steer and a bull?" (yes, he was serious) I choked...maybe even snorted a little. Austin just cut his eyes at the man and said, "A steer has been castrated, a bull hasn't." Good answer, son, I was so proud...I'm just glad they didn't ask Logan that question because he would have gone into detail about exactly how Daddy used the bander and the impending results of said bander on certain parts of a calf's anatomy. It was an interesting day. I'm glad it's behind us, but I was definitely honored and more than a little surprised to be chosen as the Fulton County Farm Family 2010.