Tuesday, July 26, 2011

sheep school

County fair is on the horizon, so lambs must be schooled in the ways of walking nicely on the halter so they don't embarrass their showmen in the ring. We had a regular sheep school going on in the backyard last week, before the worst of the heat hit. I'm sure you can guess whose sheep was the best behaved... the boy for whom the gloss of his first-ever lamb has not worn off yet. Hard to see from the distance of the shot, but she is clearly the only one going nicely!

(No, your eyes don't deceive you. There are four boys out there. One of them is a friend of Primo's, who has been in the lend-a-lamb program with our sheep for years now.)

Terzo had no hesitation in pointing out (over and over and over again) the superior behavior of Kanga Jr. He frequently stopped to praise her in a voice designed to be heard by all present.

We'll see if she -- and he -- can keep it up when the pressure is on in the showring. The rest of the lambs... well, let's just say that this should be an interesting year.

1 comment:

  1. I love the photos :*) I am sure that Terzo will do a great job with his lamb!

    I may have to have your boys give me the low-down on this someday. I am hoping our grandboy will want to do 4-H!