Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It's that time of year sheepy friends

The time of year when I talk incessantly about Wi Sheep & Wool Festival.  The time of year when I am a babbling pile of sheep dung that can't seem to string 10 words together without saying something stupid.  I have no clue why I love doing this, but I do and I get a real kick out of watching everyone enjoy themselves and knowing I helped them have a bit of fun.  Since I'm not really much for showing my sheep, it's really about the people and camaraderie we share while showing.     I'd be lying if I said I don't like to win, but there's just something about the way everyone helps each other even though they are helping someone that is showing against them that is the coolest part for me.  And when a fellow exhibitor wins, there's back slapping and congrats all around. 

As of today, we have 104 Shetland sheep entered in the Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Assn. Show!!!    That is the 2nd highest sheep numbers for this show and I'm hoping a few more will enter before the late entry deadline on August 30th. 

Our Inspection Workshop has filled up, but still have spectator slots that can be utilized.   I also have one person that paid their money and decided to take a class instead, so the Hands On Workshop has 1 opening yet.  
We have a nice collection of donated items for the silent auction, great cash prizes for the photo contest again this year, Premier 1 and Farm & Fleet have donated buckets and halters for our class winners.  I even have a surprise donation that I'm waiting to hear back about, so cross your fingers that they decide to give it to us for the show.   Championship plaques are ordered and here already, rosettes are ordered and will arrive tomorrow.  NOW, I just have to get some lambs halter trained......sigh. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited! Thanks for all your hard work to make the WSWF extra special for all the participants, Kelly. Now, back to halter-training, once it cools off a little, that is. Numerous sessions have already taken place. Winning????? LOL! I will be happy if they just don't embarrass us in the show ring by trying to climb all over us looking for treats when we don't have any. The collective "we" here at Glen Tamarack are making a VERY slow transition with understanding that one CAN be on halter AND behave WITHOUT treats...


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