By now, you are all probably sick of hearing about the upcoming Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson WI on Sept. 9th, 10th and 11th. The show is featuring some very special guests, Kate Sharp and Alan Hill, and they have agreed to judge for us this year as well as do a judges seminar and some ram/ewe inspections. It's going to be like visiting the Shetland Islands without the long, pesky flight over there. I may be exaggerating just a bit, but I sure am excited to be given this opportunity to have my sheep evaluated by the very folks that decide who is a Flock book Shetland and who is not. This will assist me in evaluation of my own flock, as well as allowing me to meet such learned and experienced Shetland judges.
I'm ready to have my sheep graded, and not so ready for what they might tell me, but since it's so easy to be looking at my sheep with jaded eyes, I think the unbiased opinions will benefit my flock and give me more tools to use in achieving my goals.
I just completed my entry form, paid the fees online and now all I have to do is get more halter training done.
I encourage anyone that has Shetland sheep to bring sheep to this event and if you can't bring sheep, simply bring yourself, we would love to have you.
That which angers us, controls us.