THE END OF SHOW SEASON FOR THE FURZEHILL FLOCK,
OKEHAMPTON SHOW WAS THE LAST FOR US FOR THIS YEAR, ITS BEEN A GOOD YEAR WITH SEVERAL FIRSTS AND SECOND PRIZES AND A SPRINKLE OF THIRDS AND FOURTHS.
OKEHAMPTON WAS A LITTLE DAMP THIS YEAR BUT AS ALWAYS A GOOD SHOW.
WE HAD FOUR SHETLAND BREEDERS AT THE SHOW AND FIVE ENTERED.NEW TO SHOWING AMANDA AND DAVID BOWEN WHO TOOK SECOND PLACE WITH THEIR BEAUTIFUL RAM LAMB IN A CLASS OF 21 MIXED RARE MINORITY AND RARE BREEDS ALSO THIRD WITH THEIR EWE LAMB IN ANOTHER CLASS OF 19,WHAT A BRILLIANT START.
THE WEATHER WAS BRILLIANT FOR THE MID DEVON SHOW,WE ARRIVED IN PLENTY OF TIME SO NOT TO MUCH STRESS.
SO MANY BEAUTIFUL SHETLANDS THE QUALITY IMPROVES EVERY YEAR WITH BIG CLASSES AND MORE BREEDERS.
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTINA WHO TOOK THE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A GEORGOUS BLACK SHEARLING WHO REALLY DESERVED TO WIN.
WE GOT A FIFTH AND A THIRD, FIRST FOR WOOL ON THE HOOF.
AND OUR FLEECE CAME FIRST AND THEN WENT RESERVE CHAMPION SO IN ALL WE HAD A GOOD DAY,THE ONLY BLIP ON THE DAY WAS ARE FRIENDS COULDN'T MAKE IT WHICH WAS SUCH A SHAME.
.Less than a week and we will be showing at the mid Devon show .Three lambs need training and the rest need a little work,(or should I say a lot of work)
The weather is against us once again the fields are muddy and the grass which is growing well is having an adverse effect on a few lambs,and they really don't like their ends washed.
Mind you I don't like the job either and for some reason I always get the short straw.I think Jodie should get this job.
Tomorrow a job I really dislike a couple of shearlings have got to go down the line,this is something I don't like and I don't seem to get used to it.
We picked the little ewe to take to the Devon County early on in the season hopefuly she would give us a nice lamb or lambs,
We started lambing on the 10th of April lambing was going quite well with several beautiful lambs a good many black, a sprinkle of grey, a moorit, a few nice gulmogets.
The 28th of April two first time ewes one of which Domi our chosen ewe and Dainty are second choice,Dainty went into labour and after a quite difficult time we managed to deliver a very large ram lamb the little ewe was fine although very bruised and swollen ,Dainty as her name suggests is small and finely boned ,I felt for her but she was happy with her new baby we were not overly impressed with this lamb but he is much improved now.