Thursday, August 20, 2009

Show Girls .....

Wild Rose Farm went on a little road trip last night to the Lawrence County Fair. It's fair season now, of course, and we haven't been to this fair in years. This is one of the local fairs that has tons of livestock exhibits since Lawrence County still has quite a few farms. We were looking for 3 of our 2008 Rambouillet ewe lambs. Ashley bought them last fall with plans of showing them this season. Well, we found them being exhibited if full fleece! That's usually how wool breeds have been shown and evaluated over the years so that the judges can get a good look at the fleece quality. There are several points that go in to judging, scoring, and ranking wool sheep. These ewes lambs were also sired by our Andrew Schafer Rambouillet ram. They are half sisters to our WRF home yearling ewes that just got the 18.6 & 20.2 micron test results. Wish there was more room to get wider shots, but you just can't back up enough!

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