Saturday, July 29, 2017

Delaware State Fair

We are camped at the Delaware State Fair.
It's been a long 10 days but satisfying.
LN showed her market lambs with one making the auction.
Her breed sheep showed well also.
She won Champion Fitter Overall,
Champion Black Fleece,
Champion Lincoln Ewe
and Supreme Champion Wool Ewe.

Leadline with her problem yearling.

Still looked pretty and showed well.

Champion Fitting, don't mind the intense scowl.

Champion Black Fleece and Lincoln Ewe.

3rd place in market class which made the auction.

Supreme Wool Ewe
Happy girl!

Her and her sister R in matching shirts showing her Border Leicesters 
in White Wool Ewe Drive.

Fun fair for LN overall.
Her entries in the open building  were well received.
Two judges awards for her dress and rope basket.
4-H building entries also placed well.
Still have 4-H awards tonight before fair ends at midnight.
Big cleanup and transport home tomorrow.
 Proud of my kids.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

All American

LN & I left last Wednesday for the All American Junior Sheep Show in Madison Wisconsin.
It was a bit over 900 miles from our house.
It took about 15 hours to drive.
Mostly in the dark on the way out.

Many tunnels across Pennsylvania Turnpike as seen through constantly dirty windows.

See the ewe's head position?
This was the best she behaved on the leather halter for leadline lineup.
At one point she climbed on top of LN.
Shortly thereafter LN decided to pull out of that class.
Now we need to clean her outfit sadly of oils and wool .

She substituted the 3 mon old lamb for showmanship.
Although she behaved well for first time ever shown LN couldn't compete with older ewes most juniors showed.
She was pleased with the lambs behavior overall

Her Lincoln Longwools behaved well.
She placed with each and in her pairs class.
She knows how to improve and the work she needs to do. 

Oddly her yearling ewe acted fine when she is lead and set by hands only.

Because the announcer didnt broadcast her upcoming class in the stall area
LN scooted into class very late.
She pulled off a 4th but unsure if she'd place better if not so late?
Who knows maybe wishful parental thinking.

Can I go home now?

We are ready to ride!

She held that passenger seat down very well.

On the way home we passed a hundred or more windmills in Illinois and Indiana.
Delaware has one near the beach.
The first state has some catching up to do I think.

Pretty skies on the way home.
Long drive and show but good experience.