Because we’re here, and the Ft. Worth Stock Show is going on today, we headed there for the afternoon. I’ll share a bit of it with you now…and much, much more later.
I really got a big kick out of a lot of the signage around the show. There’s lots of Texas pride here – and Cowboy pride too. It’s a lot of fun to experience.
There were definitely a lot of cowboys and cowgirls in attendance, and I wondered is it offensive to call someone a redneck? Doesn’t the name have something to do with the fact that they get a red neck working out on a ranch or farm? hmmm, I’m not sure on that one.
This was one of my favorite signs:
I’d like an attack cow – I just wouldn’t want to clean up after one.
We definitely saw our share of livestock today. I took plenty of photographs that I’ll be uploading to Flickr when we get home for anyone interested. Here are a few now to hold you over:
All the animals are shown in the big arenas and everyone seems really excited to win some ribbons.
I really like seeing the little cowboys and cowgirls showing their animals.
Of course, my little cowboy got a bit too excited by all the “goings on”. He really, really wanted to ride on a bronking bull….um…I just couldn’t seem to let that happen, but I did let him ride this:
Note, that moments later he pulled a groin muscle climbing off of this pony….no “Ranch” life for us.
Happy Martin Luther King Day,