Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Getting Beautified

While at Agribition we spend a lot of time grooming our animals. The reason we show is to promote our animals and our farm in hopes that people will want to buy either the ones in the stall or the ones back at home. To make this happen we need to have our cattle looking their very best. This means lots of brushing, washing, clipping and blowing (a blower is a large cow hair dryer).

On show day, we spend even more time with them and use some extra hair products to make them look their best for when they go into the ring. Hairspray, foams or mousses, paint and oils are all used on certain areas to enhance how the animal looks. I learned at a very young age that grooming is all about illusions. Cover up what is bad about the animal and make their faults disappear while enhancing what is good about them.

Here are a few shots from show day and getting the cattle all groomed for the show.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Agribition 2011: High Country Cattle

I realized that I had no shared all my Agribition photos with you, so my goal is to get through them this week. We had a great show at Agribition and were able to meet some new friends and see some old ones as well. It is the people and friendships in the Simmental breed that make it as strong as it is today.

Our stall
Dad doing some clipping on First Time
Once of First Time's last meals. He is now weaned from his mother

Friday, December 2, 2011

Top 5 Looks- Selena Gomez

5. Short and Playful

4. Lovely and Long

3. Fashion Risk Taker

2. VaVaVaVoom

 1. Young and Fashionable

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2011

This week was the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, a true holiday tradition to me. I love fashion and runway shows, so this is a favorite for me come the end of the year.

It is awesome to see the new ideas that they come up with, the themes behind the show, the new models that they bring into the show and of course the stunning women do not hurt either.

Here are a few of my favorite looks from the show this year. I was sad not to see Marissa Miller on the runway, but there girls pulled it off!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Agribition 2011: Supreme Show

It seems like year after year the RBC Supreme Show of Champions always has a hype that goes unmatched. The quality of cattle, the uncertainty of who is going to win, and the prestige that goes along with the title is unlike any other.

This year was no different. The quality of cattle was there, the panel of judges were all capable of the chanllenge ahead, and in the end there would only be 2 winners. With nearly 100 entries it seems like the show gets larger each year as the competition is so strong at all of these shows.

One of my favorite parts of the show is watching the champions getting slapped letting them know that they are the Supreme Champion of the year. This years reactions from the winners were great. I particularly loved the bull winner as she jumped up and down and just hugged her bulls neck.

The Supreme Champion Female went to Soo Line Angus with an Annie K cow. This female was actually the calf on her mother when she was crowned World Champion just 2 years ago and is co-owned by SSS Angus and Froelich.

Supreme Champion Female
The Supreme Champion bull went to the entry from CSS Charolais, Char-Mo Farms, and Cedarlea Farms

Supreme Champion Bull

Monday, November 28, 2011

You've Been Beiberfied

This story needs a little background information. When we were in Vegas this past February, I was given the nickname Bieber, yes after Justin Bieber. Now I want to set the record straight that I do not like the Biebs nor do I have 1 song of his on my Itunes, but somehow this name just kinda stuck.

While I was away in Regina all last week, "the Eng" and Brett decided to play a little trick on me. They went shopping and spent a night doing some decorating in my room. This is what I walked into when I got home last night.

I think it is safe to say that the joke is on me!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

You Know You Have Made It When...

The last few months I have seen this #4 bus driving around Edmonton. With the help of "the Eng" I finally got a picture of it. 

I guess you know you are a big shot in the cattle business when you have a City of Edmonton bus that reads your farm name. Pretty cool if you ask me!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Cards

I am not really that big on Christmas cards, however, this year we all wanted to go together and take a picture of us roommates to send out to some family and friends. We pulled on our ugly sweaters and had some fun. Can't wait to see the finished product, but here are some samples for now!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Time In the City

I am not a Christmas fan, not really sure why, but it is just not my favorite holiday. Crystal and mom really get into the holiday spirit and I have been trying my best to join in with then in celebrating this holiday.

Part of me getting into the spirit of the holidays, I will be putting up my very first Christmas Tree this year! Usually I do not bother as we are at the farm for most of the time, but since I will be in the city until  December 24th, and coming back a couple days after Christmas I thought that it would be something fun to do. I promise I will post some pictures of my tree once it is up, but here are a few things that inspired me and my Christmas Decor!