Ag teacher Mr. Jacob Hunter pointed out that it was a good,
real-life learning experience. On this occasion students had to
learn to deal with the unexpected when in the morning one group
couldn't make it at the scheduled time, and then in the afternoon
there was a deluge of students all at once.
It was also a lot chillier on Friday than expected. Hunter and some
of the students commented about the morning hours: "You could see
your breath." Temperatures dropped 10 degrees after dawn, and the
morning's 44 degrees was 35 degrees lower than Thursday's high of
While the event was inside the show barn, a lot of the students
felt the chill. Some called home for coats; others worked or walked
to keep warm.
Still they persevered and met the younger students with good and
willing spirits to share the joy of being around animals. There were
a couple of calves, sheep, goats, baby pigs, horses, a donkey,
rabbits, chickens, a duck and an old tom turkey that everyone
It was a fun day for all.