Sunday, September 28, 2008

Show report

Yesterday we attended a very wet Bolton Fair in MA. It was the 126th Bolton fair but the first time we have ever attended it in a show capacity. We took 5 sheep Dreamer, Suncook, Jewel, Gypsy and Cammie (Kanasatka). 
Did I mention wet? Dreamer says who cares where are the animal crackers?

We had a lot of rain Friday and then it rained pretty much non-stop on Saturday with only a few breaks in the weather which is a shame as the fair is a blast to go to. The wonderful thing about the Bolton sheep show is that they actually have a Shetland group so this is the first the first time I've shown against other Shetlands.

Our first class was Yearling ram which Dreamer won.
Our second class was Junior ram lamb which was a large class in which Suncook came 3rd. This was Sandra's first time showing.
Then the kids had took Gypsy and Jewel into Yearling ewes class (another large class) where they came 3rd and 4th respectively.  They also did Yearling pairs which they came 2nd in.

There would be a picture here but blogger wouldn't load it.

Next class was Junior ewe lamb (large class) which I took Cammie in and she won! She then went on to win Champion ewe for the Shetlands.

Still no picture I'll post one later.

We also entered a pairs class with Suncook and Cammie coming 2nd and Dreamer and Jewel coming 3rd. 

What a day!

It was very long (the sheep had to be  penned by 8am and we weren't allowed to leave until 6pm) but really good and I was so proud of my sheep. They met a lot of new people and won a few fans (hi Holly). So many people were surprised at how soft the sheep are and that the boys horns are warm. The children also took the sheep into a sheep agility class but I'll post pictures of that tomorrow if blogger lets me lol. 


  1. Wow!!! Congrats many times over!!!!! To answer your last question, I am in the NY mandatory but not the voluntary yet. I thought I might do that after I am sure I know what it entails and after I close my ewe flock for sure. My sheep came from farms mostly in the voluntary so I feel confident in them.

  2. I AM SO PROUD!!!!! WAY TO GO DREAM WEAVER! And Champion ewe with Cammie? What a great show. You have to be very proud. I'm so happy for you. Can't wait to see more pictures...

  3. Yes, congratulations on a very successful show!