Wednesday, September 17, 2008

North Carolina Mt. State Fair- WOW! What a great fair!!

What a fabulous time we had at the Mtn. State Fair!! We are very proud of our flock! Mary Anne Johnson from Ohio was our judge. These are some of our shining moments. Saturday was the Jr. show (showman are 18 and under) so only Lauren could show. We put sheep in the Shetland classes and in the Fine Wool classes. Above you see Lauren showing in the white Shetland ewe lamb class. This is Jackie O. and she was first in her class. Lauren also received her showmanship pin in this first class.
Here is Lauren showing Jackie in the Champion Homegrown class along with her college roommate, Breynna. Jackie won homegrown Shetland ewe. Breynna is showing Jane Austen who won homegrown ewe in the Fine Wool class.
Above: Jackie O
Above: Baby JaneShania takes 1st place in the aged ewe class. Shania is a 4 year old spotted Shetland. She is one of our favorites.
Below: Lauren with Baby Jane who just won the Champion Fine Wool class. Baby Jane is the little ewe lamb who's mom died the day after she was born. She was our bottle baby for this year.
Below: We are so proud of Jane. She won Reserve Champion Ewe for the Jr. Show!! Wow!!Lauren won this director's chair for being the Premier Exhibitor for the Fine Wool Classes.
Another highlight of this show: out of 12 natural colored Shetland ewe lambs Lauren placed 1st with Amelia Earhart and 2nd with Charlotte Bronte. We also had Reserve Champion Fine Wool Ewe with Abigail. This was one of the best Jr. Shows that we've ever had!

Tomorrow I will highlight the Open Show! It makes all the hard work worthwhile!!


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

A huge congratulations to all of you for your great Shetlands and to your daughter for her great exhibiting skills! Sure wish there were aged ewe events around here. To me that is the proof of the pudding: an older sheep who STILL has superior fleece and conformation!

Hidaway Farms Shetlands said...

Thank you, Michelle!

We are very fortunate here in NC to be able to show aged ewes at all of our fairs. We will be showing Annie, a 7-year-old, at SAFF in October. The aged ewes are well trained and some of them love to show.