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!

4 comments:

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!
Cheers!

audreypawdrey said...

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

*karendianne. said...

A good day!