Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Youth Sheep Show.

Yesterday my 14 year old Sophia and I decided to embark on a new adventure. We headed to Orlando for the day, to visit the Youth Sheep Show, we really did not know what to expect but were curious to see what was in store, and we were meeting up with some new friends. We got a little lost, and it took us a while to get there, but finally we made it and we knew we were in the right place when we could see and smell all the livestock!
It was a very, very fun day and a great experience! We learned all about different breeds of sheep both wool sheep and hair sheep (now being referred to as shedding sheep....) We saw how they were shorn, bathed and prepped for the big showing. What was most fun, was that this show was being put on by kids all the way from 5 and 6 year olds, up to 18. It was quite a show, and let me tell you, it did not look easy! One young boy who was showing his sheep saw me spinning yarn on a drop spindle, and he stopped by to comment on the wool produced by his sheep, very charming.
Here are some pictures, enjoy!