Yes, our hearts belong to Shetlands. But there are other really cool breeds out there to play with.
Friday night, we all met at a restaurant for a fine meal and drinks. Saturday was the show! My good pal Stephen (My BFF at MFF) showing his BFL. Stephen's ram lamb took second!
Becky Utech helps show in the BFL class.
I got to play around with a yearling ram showing in the Natural Colored Wool class. Now THAT was a blast! This was a first for me, showing a sheep other than a shetland. This handsome boy is a Wensleydale X Cheviot cross. Like handling a calm, placid draft horse versus my high strung "Arabians of the sheep world".
Gail Former gave me a quick lesson on bracing, and off we went to win a red ribbon. I had a lot of fun and now the wheels are turning in my head.... ;) Natural Color Wool classes.....mmmmmm.....
Saturday night was Heather's famous pig roast! I ate so much I had a bellyache, and then Stephen bought a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream, my favorite! I found a scurred mioget ram in Heather's pasture that was on her cull list, and I just had to bring him home with me.
Back at the house, Stephen, Kim N., Becky U., Garrett and I sat around and talked sheep color genetics until 1:00 a.m.!
A lazy rainy Sunday kept the crowds away, then a white-knuckle drive home pulling the trailer in heavy rain. Semi's whizzing by, cars cutting in front of me.
Sunday night I was home! My favorite place to be. I miss my husband and my dogs. Jellybean cuddled with me on the couch. I don't think I was ever so tired in my life! What a great weekend!