Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cows in the City

I've been working at the National Western Stock Show the last couple of days. My feet hurt, but it's a lot of fun, and only two weeks a year. I've worked the last few years for friends that make their own hats. I've learned a lot about hats - beaver, straw, palm leaf... Here are some pictures from the show:
The bossman, branding a hat; check out the smoke:
My little guys were not that impressed with the longhorns' long horns, but BFJ and I were.
These ladies posed when they saw my camera. I wonder where they are going?

These ladies are all gussied up for their show. If you've never been to a stock show, you might be entertained to watch as these creatures get all-over buzzes, washed and blow-dried.

Somehow, the size of the tire was more impressive than the longhorns.
Oh, here's me. Come on down and I'll help you find your hat!


Judy said...

You are looking good. Your boys are very cute. Have fun.

Candace said...

Oh, Karen, I love the stock show! Went a few times years ago with ranchers I knew when living in Greeley! Looks like you had a great time - and terrific hat! They aren't the folks who own the hat shop in Estes Park are they? I hear they make a lot of their hats, too!

audreypawdrey said...

It looks like you are having a fabulous time! Great pictures, too!:)

*karendianne. said...

A good day!