Boyd and Lenore Meyer pack up their farm animals and head from small town to small town during the summer months. The Meyers reside in Holstein, but on any given weekend, you can find them hovering over their petting zoo throughout the Tri-State region.
Lenore Meyer, owner of Meyer Petting Zoo, "We bring a lot of farm animals just to entertain the kids, entertain the adults..just something a little different that a lot of town kids don't get to see all the time."
This weekend brings them and their dozen pets to Ponca, Nebraska for the annual "Days of '56."
This 44th annual, action-packed rodeo, has something for just about everyone. Venders, clowns, a band, and even a mechanical bull. Something the Meyers wanted to be a part of. This town of just over 1,000 people, doubles during the "Days of '56" weekend. A weekend where hours go into preparing for the event. Something rodeo veteran Bob Barnes admires.
Bob Barnes, livestock contractor, "They have the desire to make things work, they're honest, they want everything on the right track and a place like this is an ideal place to put on a rodeo."
A rodeo with no lack of entertainment.
Abigail Petersen, Trick Rider, "We're kind of like the halftime show. We'll go in there and just go as fast as we can and do as many crazy things as we can."
Like feeding farm animals ice-cream filled snacks.
Lenore Meyer added, "They learn how to safely feed the animals without getting their fingers nipped."
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