Yesterday the man and I went to the fair. The weather was marginal, but we still had a nice time.
Saw some horseback riding, 4H dog showing, and of course, the sheep!
Was good to see that the Shetlands were well represented.
Also had Border Leicesters, Cotswolds, Romneys, etc.
Lots of nice wool on the hoof- and some in bags as well, but they weren’t judging fleece until the very end, so we didn’t stay for that.
Here are some photos from the Shetland judging:
Ewe lambs- I thought the little ewe in the center with the neat markings was so pretty-
So here she is again. Please note: This photo was not taken by the official blog photographer, which explains the poor focus and composition of the shot (we had to crop the heck out of it). But she still looks really sweet, doesn’t she?
And Champion Ram (winners from lamb and yearling ram classes)- The fellow in front with the fabulous golden wavy locks won.
Next weekend is the NW Washington Fair in Lynden. I’ve entered the Denisee-ized Urban Aran and a skein of yarn from Gigi’s fleece. Will be there on Saturday spinning for the sheep-to-shawl event, as well. Should be fun!
The squawking ram lamb on the far right edge of the last photo is the ram lamb I sold at Black Sheep Gathering; I heard he took second place in his ram lambs class. Go, Boulderneigh Bluster!
Yes, indeed he did. Handsome little guy!
Thanks for the great photos and description of the Skagit Fair. I kept of copy of Hemlock (our Shetland ram) and me. I hope that is OK.
You’re welcome to the photo- Congrats on Hemlock’s win!