On Saturday was my last judging assignment for this 4-H year. This event was bigger than the others, with three judges present so that all the classes could be completed efficiently.
It was very interesting that I received quite a few comments from parents and show staff, "I just wanted to say, you're so good with the kid!" And while I appreciate the reinforcement... I've been a little puzzled about it. 4-H events only have kids showing. Shouldn't "good with kids" be one of the criteria used to select judges?
We had many different breeds, some big classes, enthusiastic kids and parents, and some nice audience questions between the different class groups. Despite the high temperatures.... it was another great day!