We have been at the Benton County Fair with our sheep for the last couple of days. It is a fun, quaint little fair. I took 7 sheep and my son took 4 lambs. We had a wonderful time together!
He showed his ewe lambs by himself and did a fantastic job! Echo is a little more wild than Precious aka Florence, so we left her halter and lead rope on.
He practiced all morning with Precious and it showed. They looked like pros in the ring.
We had the only jacobs at the show, which meant we had a lot of sheep in the Champion ewe class – fall ewe lamb, spring ewe lamb, and yearling ewes. We had a lot of great help! Mollala won Champion ewe and Echo won Reserve Champion ewe – he was so excited to win such a big ribbon 🙂
While we were waiting to go in the ring, he sat with his girls – Precious, Echo, and his Nigerian Dwarf goat – Dreamer. My sister showed her goats at the fair and brought his goat that stays at her house 🙂
One of our favorite exhibits to visit were the reptiles.
They had really big snakes, tarantulas, lizards, monitors, turtles, and a lot of really weird creatures!
This guy had a comic look to him – a black and white tegu. I had no idea what a tegu was, they are a South American lizard and at maturity can be 3-4 feet long!
In addition to the fair, there is a rodeo.
The bucking bulls are so big when you are that close to them!
On Thursday night we stayed for part of the rodeo.
We watched the bareback and saddle bronc riding…
and the calf roping.
The fair was fun, but people and sheep are happy to be home!