We are back from the Show and had a wonderful time. Our ram (ram lamb born after August 2010 ) won a first and our two little ewes in the same age group won a second and third - not bad for our first time at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. We also learnt a lot about preparing sheep for show and how to do it better. Presentation can make the difference between a first and second.
For anyone interested in showing their sheep the Sydney Royal really makes it easy. Everyone was friendly and helpful, from the people on the gate to the Coordinator of the Sheep Section.
We saw our ewes Millie and Candy who have been in the Food Farm at the Show since the 13 April. They are thriving on the attention. We were amazed when we delivered them, they practically walked around to their pen of last year without direction! They must have remembered. Millie has been keeping all the young people awake by bleating at night. I don't think she will be asked back. Martin said we had sent her to Sydney as we needed the respite.
To top off the Show Meg gave birth to her pups on Tuesday night. Three females and 2 males, four of them are black and one red female. They are all beautiful and in three days they have almost doubled in size. It will be three weeks before they open their eyes and we can see if any of them have blue eyes.