Big Sky Country State Fair is Coming
The Big Sky Country State Fair is coming soon. Today on Dominick On The Air, we had on two people from the Gallatin County 4-H Club.
Kelton Jensen in in charge of 4-H youth development. The 4-H will be at the fair and members of the group will be showing their animals.
As a boy growing up in New York City the only thing I knew about 4-H was from the TV show Lassie. Timmy and his faithful collie Lassie lived on a farm and he belonged to the 4-H. Timmy would raise a goat or a pig or something and enter it into the 4-H.
Today I finally found out what the four “H's” stood for: Head, Heart, Hands, Health
I get the head, heart and health part, but what the heck does the “hands” mean?
I have a cat and I have had a dog. I love animals, but to be honest, farm animals smell funny. I wondered how they dealt with it. Jensen explained to me that he is used to it.
Do 4-H members eat their pets? Yeah, sometimes the do. But they seem to be able to accept that. The 4-H guests explained that farm kids look at animals differently than New York City kids.
So as the Big Sky Country State Fair approaches, I am looking forward to attending. I have never been to a state fair, and I don't know what to expect.
Except, as Jensen explained to me, when I visit the 4-H area, it might smell funny, but I will get used to it.