FURZEHILL SHETLAND SHEEP -    REGISTERED SHETLAND SHEEP LIVING IN DEVON
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Show Time 2012

 WELL HERE WE ARE AT THE START OF SHOWING SEASON,DEVON COUNTY SHOW .
WE TOOK THE SHEEP DOWN TO WESTPOINT EXETER ON THE WEDNSDAY AFTERNOON AND SETTLED THEM IN TO THEIR PENS.
THURSDAY MORNING UP BEFORE THE BIRDS TO CLEAN STABLES, FEED AND WATER PIGS, SHEEP,AND OF COURSE US, READY TO LEAVE BY 7AM .AMANDA FROM THE CORYLUS FLOCK KINDLY TAKING US THANKYOU AMANDA .
THE MARQUEE FOR THE SHEEP WAS BUZZING WITH PEOPLE FEEDING AND GETTING SHEEP READY TO GO IN THE RING ,THE CLASSES WERE BIG WITH SOME STUNNING SHETLANDS ,FIRST IN WAS FINLEY SHEARLING RAM WHO WAS I FELT A LITTLE IMMATURE AS HE WAS ONLY JUST TWELVE MONTHS OLD BUT IT WAS GOOD EXPERIENCE.NEXT WAS OUR LITTLE EWE DORRIT AND HER WILD CHILD GEORGIE DORRIT  BEHAVED BEAUTIFULLY EVEN THE WILD CHILD GEORGIE STOOD AND WALKED WHEN ASKED ,IT WAS ANOTHER BIG CLASS JODIE DID ANOTHER GOOD JOB SHOWING THE EWE AND TO OUR SURPRISE WE TOOK SECOND PRIZE WE WERE SO PLEASED.
THE SHOWING WAS SOON OVER FOR THE DAY,JODIE WENT OFF TO THE FLEECE TENT WHERE WE HAD ENTERED A BLACK FLEECE THE CLASS WAS YET ANOTHER LARGE ENTRY WITH EIGHTEEN FLEECES,SHE CAME BACK WITH A SMILE AND NEWS THAT WE HAD GOT SECOND PLACE WITH A SCORE OF 93 THE WINNING FLEECE WAS ONE POINT HIGHER.
THE DAY WAS ENDED WITH CHAMPAGNE AND STRAWBERRIES PROVIDED BY LAST YEARS CHAMPIONS
M AND G WAKELING WHO TOOK THE CHAMPIONSHIP AGAIN WELL DONE TO THEM.
LAST BUT NO MEANS LEAST A BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT HELPED TO KEEP AN EYE ON ALL THE SHEEP WHEN WE WERE NOT ABOUT.
NEXT ON THE AGENDA SHEARING ,
              MORE SHOW NEWS LATER.
 o.THEY BEHAVED BEAUTIFULLst here.
 
DORRIT AND WILD CHILD GEORGIE

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