My son made his 4-H livestock show debut last week. At age 6, he participated in the noncompetitive class, showing a pig he borrowed from our neighbors.
Before his class, we watched the Junior Showmanship competition. Our neighbor was competing and we wanted him to watch her show. She worked with my son the last few months, teaching him how to show a pig. It was one of her pigs he would be bringing into the ring that afternoon.
Having a son with Autism Spectrum Disorder has changed the way I judge nonverbal communication during public speaking contests.
When Mother Nature keeps us out of the field, farmers have no choice but to work when weather permits.