We just returned from the Jacob Sheep Breeder’s (JSBA) Annual General Meeting (AGM). We travelled 3,240 miles and hauled 28 sheep to and from the event. The AGM travels around the country and this year it was held in Brighton, CO. We travelled with our friend, Joan, from Mud Ranch. My husband, our son, and myself left last Wednesday and drove to CA to pick up Joan and a couple of her sheep. We took her truck and our trailer and headed out early the next morning. If I was Joan, I would have been a little scared to get in a truck to travel all the way to Colorado with us, but she assures us that she had fun ;) Actually we all would take a trip together again, we had so much fun! Lots of laughs and on more than one occasion we found ourselves saying ‘Just smile and wave boys…just smile and wave’.
Our destination for the first night was Salt Lake City, UT. If you had told us how many hours we were going to be in the car that first day or how boring it was going to be driving across Nevada, I’m not sure we would have gotten in the truck!
It was a whole lot of this! There are mountains there somewhere, but the smoke from forest fires was really thick.
I can’t remember what time we finally fell into bed that night, but we did indeed make it to Salt Lake. Joan had to keep promising Tony that it was just around the next hill.
The next day we finished our short little jaunt through Utah and then we were in the land of Antelope…aka Wyoming :)
Their white rear ends can be seen all over the hillsides and there were a lot on the side of the road.
Wyoming was full of a lot of stuff to look at…
and we all decided we could move there.
This Bison Ranch…
had Bison and…
Wyoming can get very windy and they take advantage of all that wind with the turbines…
You don’t realize how big they are until you drive under them!
We drove right by Buford, I love this sign!
Once we hit Colorado, it was just a short little drive to our destination.
We arrived just in time for the fleece show! It felt good to be out of the truck for more than a couple minutes :)
The sheep did well on the trip and were very happy to get out of the trailer.
I got to see our new sheep in person…here I am with Perfect Spot Ailsa. I am so happy with her!
Saturday finished with the Spinner’s Lead. I was participating, so I didn’t get any pictures, but Joan has wonderful pictures of the participants on her blog.
More on the rest of the AGM and our trip home soon!