Some Highlights of the Salinas Valley Fair
Additional pictures from club members who attended are welcome! please send them to JV and they will be included 🙂
Setup day in the Dairy Goat barn
Dairy Goat Show
This meeting we discussed light and shadows. We talked about the different types of light sources and how light makes our photos look more textured or ‘flat’ based on where the direction of light faces our subjects. We experimented with changing the direction of light to see how it affected our pictures and played with shadows to make art from absence of light.
Our meeting could get some things signed off, but there was more than an hour’s worth of stuff to cover. so there’s a few fun projects to do at home.
You can download tonight’s meeting notes and home assignments here:
Next month’s meeting will be held at the Atascadero Grange Hall as we voted to hold all our project meetings at the general meeting every month to help with attendance. Upcoming topics are to talk about composition. Composition is the way things are arranged in your pictures. We’ll talk about perspective, distance, focal points, and if we have time, we can do some fun ‘special effects’ with our pictures.
The kids practiced showmanship and knowledge questions.
Tonight’s meeting set up showmanship practices starting this Sunday at 1 pm at the Templeton school farm. We will practice weekly. We will deworm, have a weigh in, check hooves, and practice. We are ordering teeshirts and sweatshirts for anyone interested.
Tonight’s meeting we discussed the concerns and threats of the Newcastle disease and how it is affecting local fairs and what we should do as poultry Fanciers during this outbreak. We decided to continue to raise our meat bird projects even if we are unable to take them to fair. It will still be a fabulous learning project for all kids involved. We talked about level testing opportunities at field day in May.
Anyone looking for new stock or a show bird for their poultry project, the CCFF are hosting a poultry sale March 9th at Templeton Feed. Arrive early, as they sell out fast!CCFF-Spring-Sale-flyer
Have you ever wanted to have your own source of Fresh Milk? Would you like to give in to your inner goat addiction or just learn more about these charming creatures??
A beginning course in dairy goat keeping is available through the educational outreach of the Atascadero Agriculture Hall of Atascadero,Ca.- Hosted By Kathleen Vieira
Topics covered:dairy goat selection, health care, housing needs, feeding, Ect
Cost is $5 a person collected at the door