We did not show in 2013 because of Melissa's pregnancy. Her baby boy, Brixton, was born in June 2013 and we will return to the show ring in 2014. We usually compete at only a couple of County Fairs and a couple of State Fairs. We will be selling some of our best ewes and lambs in 2014.
The top picture on the right is our 2008 yearling, which has turned into one of our best producers. The picture directly below it is her yearling daughter in 2012.
We have a lot of fun and good results with our sheep. The Marshall-Putnam County Fair in Henry, IL is a favorite County Fair. It is a very well run, competitive, yet friendly fair. In 2012, we had some very good competition, but were able to show the Champion and Reserve Champion Suffolk Ram and Ewe. It was a great outing for us.
We took only two ewes to the Illinois State Fair that year. We had Reserve Land of Lincoln Ewe with our yearling and a fourth in class with our ewe lamb. Iowa was our other State Fair in 2012 and is a GREAT Fair, with really tough competition.