There are lots of contests out there on the web that we could enter. Some of them are silly. Some of them are fun. Some I’d like to enter. Some I don’t.
Regardless of the desire, we don’t usually have the time to enter contests. I still like to keep my eye open to see what is available, however. The other day I saw a small business contest and forwarded it Jim.
Why forward it to Jim? Because the entry requested creativity.
And Jim is definitely the creative one in the family.
To enter, we needed to submit a photo that had the words “My Dream in 2012″ in it. The contest winner gets a bunch of small biz stuff including free consulting with marketing expert John Jantsch.
Since Jantsch wrote a book called, “Duct Tape Marketing”, Jim decided that duct tape was definitely called for in our photo.
Taking a photo may seem like a simple thing to some of you.
But not for us.
Ten people needed to be bathed and the girls needed their hair done.
For this photo, eleven shirts needed to be duct taped. Why eleven? Because Thalia needed one too!
The tripod had to be set up (it was on one side of the fence and we were on the other).
22 goats needed to be moved out of the pasture:
We didn’t actually get all of them out, you can see several standing behind us if you look carefully.
Then 9 people needed to climb the fence and pose into the sunlight while they waited with a smile on their faces for Jim to set the camera timer, hop over the fence and get into position for the first photo:
Wait while Jim climbs back over the fence, repositions Emery so he’s not in shadow, PJ drags Ivy the goat out of the picture, Jim presses the timer, climbs back over the fence and poses for this photo:
Reject that photo because Pegasus walked into Jim’s behind and made him jump toward Colter.
Repeat that performance a few more times until we got the final photo we submitted for the contest:
I wanted to crop it like this (with Ivy checking us all out from the left):
But Jim vetoed that and since he did all the hard work I let him have his way.
So, we are entered into the contest and we’d love for you to vote for us! Just click to Vote for Goat Milk Stuff!! (The vote now button is right below the photo).
Thanks for your help and support!