It's official. I'm freaking out.
The 2 oldest FarmHands are supposed to show rabbits at the 4-H fair a week from Sunday.....and I fear they are totally unprepared. They've fed & watered them. They've petted them. They've talked to them and taken care of them, but they haven't really handled the rabbits a lot.
My concern is that #1 Son is going to pick his rabbit up and take it to the judges only to have it buck or kick a bit and he'll drop it in the dirt & run screaming. He's a bit panicky. He would never hurt them on purpose, but if one hurt him he might just freak out.
In reality I doubt they'll have to handle them much. Most of the time they're judged in their cages. That we can totally handle.
In related & non-freak-out news- BabyGirl won a red ribbon for her rice krispy treats in the 4-H Cooking 101 category. She was happy with her B & I was very proud of her.
So far, I'd say our 4-H experience has been a good one. Now if only I could convince BabyGirl to stick with it. She's decided to quit after fair. She's not big on leaving the house especially when it's hot...and let's be honest- most of 4-H takes place in the heat of summer. Her leader told her she might as well participate since she'll have to come to all of the meetings anyway. They boys & Bitsy have no intention of quitting and Husband is at work during meetings. She has at least 2 more years of having to go with us before she's old enough to stay home alone while we go.
I'm counting this as the next step in total FarmWifery....I'm not a soccer mom. I'm a 4-H Mom!