26.4

From our local newspaper. This goes to show what kind of area I live in… It reminds me of Garfield, the cartoon, and his “owner” (yeah, right…) Jon with his tales of growing up in the farm…

I think though this is a good metaphor for 26.4

Beef show draws hearty contestants – NJ.com

PILESGROVE TWP. – Parading their steer around the pole barn in the 4-H Invitational Beef Show on Thursday, young handlers spent a last night to remember with their animals before they are put up for auction today.

It was a bittersweet moment for kids who spent months building a bond with the cattle, working to get over 1,000 pounds of beef moving when they pull the reins.

“It’s like a pet. But it’s still getting sold tomorrow,” said Bill Morris, whose grandchildren Kaitlyn and Nathan Crim each exhibited several times. “They work with them a lot. You got to walk them around at least an hour or so every night. The more you do it, the more it pays off.”

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