Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Last of the Shetland photos

just weaned group
Earlier weaned lambs

more of the early set of lambs

Some of the Ewe flock

More from Middletown Farm

Robin with Squishy

The rams relaxing

Copper deficiency band in a colored lamb fleece

Middletown Farm's wool room

Shetland's at Middletown Farm

Squarely standing ewe

Square ewe with a nice topline

Three older tups

Yearling tup

Monday, September 28, 2009

NSA Border & Wales Ram Sale ~ BFL's ring 1

R. Harding 'Shrewbridge' putting his tups thru the sale's ring.
Judges: Neil Laing & Matt Drummond
With the Bluefaced Leicester ~ Builth Wells Ram Sale Champion
bred & exhibited by M. Roberts 'Myfyrian'

Monday, September 14, 2009

Great Lakes ~ Blues Show & WSWF

Whew! What a weekend.
The Great Lakes ~ Bluefaced Leicester Show was a great success.
I have to thank John & Christine Stott for coming to Wisconsin, and for being such warm and charming guests. I know everyone was delighted to meet them, and to get the chance to chat with them and learn more from John about Bluefaced Leicesters, as well as Mules, and farming in the UK.
I would also like to thank all those who stepped in and offered their help before, during, and after the shows, and with the evenings "Meet the Stott's reception".
I could not have managed without their help. Everything was so well done!
We arrived home around 12:30 AM, unloaded about 1/2 the sheep into temporary pens set up in the yard, fed & watered them all, pulled the truck up to the house and crawled in for a few hours of shut eye before beginning today.
I will get the results of the shows posted later this week, after I unload the truck and locate them. I did upload a few pixs that Mark managed to take at the end of the day on Sunday, and more photos will follow as they arrive in from the other exhibitors.
I hope all who came to Wisconsin enjoyed themselves, and that everyone had a safe journey home.

Bluefaced Leicester Champion Ewe
2009 WSWF Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe
Beechtrees 'EdenVale'
Judge: John Stott 'LAUND FARM'
President ~ UK BFLSBA

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

MFF ~ Natural Colored Flock

Many thanks to Betty Shetterly, the show superintendent, for taking this group photo of us in the ring at Michigan Fiber Festival.
Natural Colored Flock
(and thanks to those willing & unsuspecting folks who end up helping us hold and show sheep)