2011-08-11 / Obituaries

Ready for the fair

My name is Rachel Jacobsen, and I am 16 years old and a sophomore at Mariposa County High School. This is my second year in FFA, and my third year raising an animal for the fair.

Right now, my ducks are four months old, and they are huge. I received them when they were a day old in the mail. It is best to receive them at such a young age to let them know that you as their “mother” will be the person to keep them safe. Each year, I learn to be very patient with my animals. But they have also taught me a couple of lessons, like time and money management.

As a member of the FFA, I am inviting you to the Mariposa County Fair to come see all the animals that we FFA members have worked so hard on. But I am personally inviting you to the poultry barn to see the 4-H and FFA members’ birds. If you come, I would love to answer any questions you might have on ducks, and I will also show you how I would show my ducks for showmanship.

I would also like to invite you to the Junior Livestock Auction on Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. With this invitation, I would like to remind you of the possibility of this being the last fair for Mariposa County.

I hope to see you Sept. 2 through 5. Rachel Jacobsen

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