Monday, September 23, 2013

We have recovered!

 ...From the 2013 North Carolina Mountain State Fair!! What a wonderful fair! The weather was perfect, gathering with friends was terrific, and showing sheep was fun! This year Katie had a group of 4-Her's show during the Junior Show. They had a wonderful time and did a great job with our Shetlands and Icelandics.
 Katie with Duke, our Shetland ram who placed first in the Shetland class and Henderson, our Icelandic ram who placed first in the Long Wool class.
 Henderson won Reserve Champion Long Wool ram.
 Katie and I showing Joelene and Rosaline in the Long Wool Ewe Lamb class with judge, Susan McFarland. Joelene was first in her class.
 Katie with our yearling Shetland ewe, Violet. She was 2nd in that class.
 The judge really liked Darla, our yearling Icelandic ewe. With the 4-Her's, Darla was first in the Long Wool yearling ewe class and in the fleece class. She went on to win Reserve Champion Long Wool Ewe and Supreme Champion Fleece.
 Katie was thrilled she purchased her at SAFF last year! She was first in her class in the open show and won Reserve Champion Long Wool ewe again.
 This year was the first time I entered the plant competition. It was so much fun! My most unusual hanging basket was 1st in its class and won a Judge's Choice.
 This is Katie's first place shawl. She entered yarn and scarves as well.
 My succulent mini gardens did quite well.

This year was a hit...looking forward to going to Raleigh for the NC State Fair before SAFF in October.