Fun Days at the Little Snake River rodeo

07 Sep
Fun Days at the Little Snake River rodeo

Maeve, Seamus, Siobhan and friends ready to run, chicken chasing at the Russell Community Park, Dixon, Wyoming

One of the highlights of summer on the River is Fun Days at the local rodeo arena.  It includes a full-fledged rodeo, featuring cowboys and cowgirls both local and imported.  The highlights are the events for kids, from mutton busting to chicken chasing.  Siobhan is a record holder, having caught pigs five years in a row.  We give any caught chickens to our neighbors, since they don’t seem to be compatible with our Border collies (the chickens, not the neighbors).  We have cousins who come to participate, including Matthew from Canada and Ginny, Emily, Jack and Matthew from Virginia.  This summer, we ended up with five pigs to raise, and ultimately, put in the freezer.

Maeve--hot on the trail of a chicken

Seamus, far right, and friends

Matthew and Jack with their captured pigs

Siobhan: out of the chute: Ginny & Emily cheering

still hanging on

Siobhan won a NRA-sized buckle for her under-the-belly ride

Edgar, Pepe, Antonio, Matthew, Jack and Sarah with pigs

Are they twins separated at birth or cousins? Pat Sheehan and Eamon O'Toole

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Posted by on September 7, 2011 in Events, Family


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