Reg. Shetlands and Purebred Cochin Bantams

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wrapping the Season Up

So show season is finally over. It was a great year filled with fabulous friends, good food, and the great sheep. The last two shows were the Big E and Topfsield Fair. Five of my fleeces were brought up to Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival and they all sold! This half of the fair season belonged to Margery. She was best fleeced and reserve champion ewe at Big E. At Topsfield she was champion shetland ewe and overall champion shetland. I could not be happier with her, she has a stellar fleece a great body, and the sweetest personality. Margery will be one to stay in my flock as a brood ewe.
The yearling ewe class at Big E. Faye was second place and Rosie was 7th out of a very large class.

Margery posing for the honor of Best Fleece and Reserve Champion

My two ewe lambs this year. Quite the pretty pair!

Margery and Redbud Walker (Champion Shetland Ram) competing for champion Shetland overall Shetland

Margery with her overall champion Shetland ribbon

This is my beautiful flock that I was lucky enough to work with. And thanks to all of my amazing
friends that helped me show them!

Back at the farm, all the brood ewes are in with the ram. A friend and I went up to Maple Ridge Farm and brought back a beautiful yearling ram. I am very excited to see how the lambs turn out. He has excellent breed character and a very nice gray fleece. I have five ewes being bred this fall so if anyone is interested in lambs, please shoot me an email because I will have plenty in the spring! I am down to three ewe lambs now and all of my rams are sold or soon headed to their fall appointment. 

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