I didn’t bring anything to show this year. I didn’t have anything left for sale, was pinching pennies and didn’t want to pay for the health certificate, was feeling stressed enough that dealing with the booth and showing sheep seemed abit too much for this year, and wasn’t sure if I could fit two lambs in my van along with the booth items. Macgyver made the trip comfortably tucked behind the driver’s seat, but I wasn’t really comfortable squeezing in another ram that had been breeding – and certainly not a ewe lamb! I got out to the barn to get some pictures of the show and I have to say that I was wishing I had brought something to show again this year. Unlike my years of showing Quarter Horses, showing Jacobs is just plain fun, with alot of smiles and giggles…
It was a treat to see Jacob, with his Barking Rock ewe (gorgeous fleece!) …
and his sister, Sarah, again. Sarah was awarded this Karakul ewe (and another) at MSWF for her essay.
I really loved the look of this pretty ewe, Blue Ewe Sage, owned by Dave and Sally McLaren of Blue Ewe Jacobs in Kentucky. Strong Spahr Farm background – and I do love Spahr Farm ewes. I really prefer four horned, but this girl has a really spectacular horn sweep and a lovely feminine look that “grabbed me” – not to mention a really nice fleece. I was SO tempted..
This handsome yearling ram really caught my attention. He’s Byland’s Jericho, owned by Ken and Laura Frazier. A very well balanced, primitive ram, with a nice blend of Painted Rock/Perfect Spot/4Horn lines
Laura and Ken also brought two nice ewes, who won first in ewe lambs and yearling ewes, as well as champion and reserve champion Jacob
Perfect Spot Chelsea, bred by booth partner Cathy Robinson was champion Jacob
FarmGirl’s Clara was reserve champion Jacob. Congratulations Laura!
I’m not sure what Elke of Wellspring Farm was thinking about, but I like the picture 🙂
And then there is this picture. I didn’t have time to focus, but had to grab the picture.
The parents were nearby and all was well, but I sure got a chuckle out of this little boy who had been penned with the sheep.