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Page 8 B - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - The GlenviUe Democrat The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 ETHAN LEGGETT (L) RECEIVES HIS AWARD AT HOME WORKING IN THE BARN ByJeanie Swanson, ing with the farm's other ieamedeveryaspectofthe touch with his animals. "I Without doubt, what acclimating to life on a Newspaper Reporter I ewes and tfieir lambs, farm and its animals. "Ev- started working with Ethan Leggett is learning Gilmer County farm. Photographer More gregarious, they all erything about raising sheep when l was 9. Since and enjoying is paying off "They came from a farm There's a lively sense simply came to investi- sheep is awesome," heI grew up on a farm, I've as he displays a certificate in Virginia,they're breed- of community at the"Ewe gate what was going on. says, "they follow mealways liked animals - that grants him a $1,000 ing stock," he explains. No All Come Back Farm" inEven the barn cats were around and are interested and getting involved in Young Shepherd doubt there will be quality Conings, WV, anditwas curious, and suddenlyin everything I do." He 4H taught me a lot," Still Award--a prize only lambs in the future. obvious just as soon as there were kittens popping then references his lamb involved in 4H, Ethan is givenouttofourstatewide "I think I want to work 14-year-oldEthanLeggett their heads out of small named Valentino, one of now the president of the winners this year. Thein computer technology openedthe barn door. His holes. "I don't suppose the more 'homely lambs' Coxs Mills Tail Twisters award is sponsored by the someday," Ethan states, two recent purchases were you want a kitten?" Ethan he says, born on Club. He's also a regular WV Purebred Sheep "sheep are expensive and inside--still shy and get- asked, smiling. Valentine's Day. "when participant, and winner, at Breeders' Association and I'll need a job that pays if ting used to their new The caretakers of this I show Valentino he will weekend showing events WV Department of Agri-I want to keep doing this," home. Of the two, the farm are Gary and Lela do anything for me. He's during the summer culture and carries the With that, the young show- purebred Suffolk ram was Radcliff, their daughter, not the best looking, but months. "I've made a lot stipulation that the money man grins a million dollar more brave--the Hamp- Mendi Leggett, and he's the best at knowing of friends, some of them can only be used to en- smile that leaves no doubt shire Suffolk Cross ewe grandson Ethan. Ofthem, whatlwantfromhimdur- from out of state, at the hance his stock, lnEthan's that he will accomplish moretimid. It wasn't long Ethan is the family show- ing judging." showing events. It's all case, he bought the new whatever he puts his mind before the yard was teem- man--but he has also Ethan clearly has a fun." ram and ewe that are still to. :ii : ONE OF THE EVENTS AT THE GOAT SHOW HELD THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE. Takes in Show The Central West Vir-course for goats, musical ginia Goat Club held its chairswithgoats,a60sec- first annual goat show at ond milking competition, theGilmerCountyRecre-and a goat costume con- ation Center on Friday, test. June 3 and Saturday, June Saturday' s events began 4, 2016. at 9 AM with the youth The show opened with showmanship contests youthactivitiesandapizza and other youth classes, party on Friday evening, followed by Senior and Some of the youth Junior doe classes. events were an obstacle The Best Doe in Show was a Saanan owned by Marilyn Grossman who also took blue ribbons for both Junior and Senior Does. Mea Tuppet from Penn- sylvania won the Best Youth Doe in Show with a Nigerian Dwarf. Lynn Oattrell's Saanan doe won best udder in show. The judge for the show was Katie Wolfe. The Central WV Goat Club meets the second Sunday of the month in Spencer, WV. For information about the club, call Elva Lamont, 304-354-9656 "A FATHER IS NEITHER AN ANCHOR TO HOLD US BACK, NOR A SAIL TO TAKE US THERE, BUT A GUIDING LIGHT WHOSELOVE SHOWS US THE WAY." HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, DAD! LOVE, SELENA, KARLA, BRANDY AND MEGAN SAANAN, BEST IN SHOW GOAT