Family traditions run deep in many families. Traditions usually center around holidays and food. The same activities are attended and the same foods are prepared, or "it just isn't (insert holiday)."
Well, in some families the traditions center around the annual livestock show. Yes, LIVESTOCK! You know ... cows, pigs, sheep, goats, etc. In the royal family, livestock shows are a tradition on both sides of the family. The Queen grew up in 4-H activities. She had home economics and civics projects, but probably enjoyed the livestock projects most. Prince Charming grew up in 4-H and had livestock projects as well.
Now, it is the prince's turn to carry on the tradition. He is what they call a "Cloverbud." He is allowed to exhibit a small animal. He's too young to compete, but is allowed to participate for the experience. And what an experience!
He had to teach his goat to walk and lead with a halter.
As show day neared, he had to groom his goat and prepare it for it's debut.
He had to show it to it's best advantage and his best ability.
Now, the prince and Prince Charming arrived at the show approximately three hours before the Queen and the princess. This gave the prince plenty of time to work the crowd and make new friends. The Queen wasn't out of the car five minutes, when two pretty little girls came over to say hello to the prince and his goat. Not long after that, the freckled-face little girl at the stock trailer next door caught his attention. So, by the time the show got started, he may have been a bit tired and distracted from the morning's activities.
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The grass is green. It's good to be The Cow Queen.