By Lesli Nolen
Published February 2013
It’s stock show and rodeo time in San Angelo; and it’s during this time I reflect back on that time in my life.
I used to show Southdown and other wool lambs. I thought they were so cute. But it was only after a year or two that I discovered this stock show stuff wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. I thought I’d show my lambs, mingle and check out the boys! I found out that I actually had to work at this stuff. My sister and I both showed, so every day after school we would run the lambs, feed and water them and work on holding them, setting their feet and walking with them. I usually did fairly well at the Crosby County shows, as did my sister. It wasn’t like I always placed last. But after two years of showing I decided this was not for me. My sister enjoyed showing and continued to do so years after.