Thank you to my friend, Lora, for the following photos. Warning…there are a LOT of photos 🙂
The Jacobs show on Friday of BSG, it is nice to get it out of the way early. I enjoy showing, but my back doesn’t! The sheep were easy to handle, which made the job a little easier. I love having halter broke sheep!!!
It is so nice walking 3-4 sheep at a time, instead of dragging them one at a time like we used to.
The classes started with the yearling rams…
Left to right, 1st to 5th place – bideawee Glyn, Kenleigh’s Imagine (owned by bide a wee), Patchwork Abraham (owned by us), a Drumcliffe ram, and not pictured – a Swallow Lane ram. All were beautiful representatives of the breed!
Next class was the ram lambs…
It was a big class with 14 being shown. Left to right – bideawee, Kenleigh’s Silverton, Kenleigh’s Buchanan, and Meridian.
Left to right – Meridian, Black Oak Ranch, Black Oak Ranch, Mud Ranch, and Swallow Lane.
Left to right – Swallow Lane, Mud Ranch, Drumcliffe, Drumcliffe, and bide a wee.
The placements were: 1st – Meridian, 2nd – Kenleigh’s Buchanan, 3rd – bide a wee, 4th – Swallow Lane, 5th – Kenleigh’s Silverton, and 6th – bide a wee.
Pair of ram lamb placements – 1st – Kenleigh, 2nd – Meridian, 3rd – bide a wee, 4th – Swallow Lane, 5th – Mud Ranch, and 6th – Black Oak Ranch.
Champion ram was bideawee Glyn – front left and Reserve Champion was the Meridian ram lamb behind him.
Next it was time for the girls. I really liked all of the sheep that we took to Black Sheep this year, but I especially liked Flirt, one of our yearling girls, and both of the ewe lambs, Sublimity and Mollala. The ewe lambs are quite special because they are out of older girls that have thrown really nice ram lambs, but haven’t had very many/nice ewe lambs. I was so excited when Sublimity and Mollala were born! They are both pretty girls with gorgeous fleeces. I am happy to say that the judge liked them as well 🙂
Yearling ewes, left to right – Kenleigh’s Flirt, Windy Acres Delight (owned by us), Black Oak Ranch, Swallow Lane, Swallow Lane, Drumcliffe, Mud Ranch, Mud Ranch, and Drumcliffe. There were two bideawee yearling ewes as well, but they aren’t pictured.
Placements: 1st – Kenleigh’s Flirt, 2nd – Drumcliffe, 3rd – bide a wee, 4th – Windy Acres Delight, 5th – Drumcliffe, and 6th – bide a wee.
The ewe lamb class had 16 sheep in it, including my son’s first lambs. He showed Precious with help from a friend.
Here is a picture of our 4 ewe lambs in the top four spots! Kenleigh’s Mollala, Kenleigh’s Sublimity, Hunter’s Glen Echo, and Hunter’s Glen Florence (Precious).
Here is a picture of the Pair of Ewe lambs class. Placements: 1st – Kenleigh, 2nd – Hunter’s Glen, 3rd – Meridian, 4th – Mud Ranch, 5th – Swallow Lane, and 6th – bide a wee.
My sister is showing Mollala and I am showing Flirt – they were awarded Champion and Reserve Champion ewe. I love having my sister’s help!
I also love having my husband’s help! I don’t know what he is laughing about here, but these are the moments I really enjoy about showing.
These moments are pretty fun too!
Mollala is the result of a love affair that I couldn’t say ‘no’ to. Her mom, Holly, wasn’t going to be bred – but her and Julian had different ideas 🙂 I finally gave into their longing glances through the fence and am so happy that I opened the gate. She is a very pretty girl.
Flirt had a lot to say 🙂 Every picture of her had her mouth wide open.
Young flock placements were: 1st – Kenleigh, 2nd – Meridian, 3rd – Mud Ranch, 4th – Swallow Lane, 5th – bide a wee, and 6th – Black Oak Ranch.
His expression says it all – we had a great time 🙂
Congratulations!! Your Jacobs have such lovely open fleeces! They also look very clean.
I look forward to a day when we have large classes of Jacobs at SAFF!!!
Thanks for posting.
Thanks for sharing – lovely sheep.
We’re working on turnouts for SAFF (although I’d rather someone else bring sheep!)
Congratulations! Your sheep are gorgeous — not surprising they placed so well. Noah is very excited to be bringing home one of your boys.
Congratulations on your successful show! How exciting it must be, to have so many sheep ranking in the top. Your hard work is paying off! Beautiful sheep! and your family is beautiful as well!
What a great showing you had! Sorry I wasn’t there to cheer you on. Congratulations!
I think I need to take some photo classes……but thanks for loving them anyway!!!! Next time…..I will bring an assortment of lenses….what ever was I thinking!
You all are raising nice flocks of Jacobs out there!