Monday, November 1, 2010

The After SAFF

It's taken me this long (over a week) to recover and write about the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair! Whew!
Of course I spent almost all of my time in the barn with the sheep and primarily the Jacob Sheep and other Jacob breeders.

This is the class of 2010 Jacob Ewe Lambs as we're leading them in. Eight total.

Here are the judge's top 5 placings. Wiggle Hill Diva and I are 4th and proud of it! Noah and Farmgirl's Eloise are 7th. Eloise was good with that but Noah would have liked the money that comes with higher placings. The winner was Never Winter Parfait shown by Zach Staines.

On Saturday, the Juniors showed. Noah and FarmGirl's Eloise took first in the Jacob Ewe Lamb class and the Jacob Fleece class. Noah showed Perfect Spot Chelsea in Jacob Aged Ewes and took 1st -- stiff competition, too... NOT, she was the only old lady in the class! Eloise went home with Linda Bjarkman to join her Patchwork breeding program.

Here are the Jacob breeders and friends having dinner at a wonderful Mexican place Friday night after we've unloaded and fed our sheepies. There were two unexcited young men, the one on the right and the one hiding from the camera on my left. They were only slightly more excited once they had their prize money. We talked about bloodlines, fleeces, rams, parasites -- your typical dinner conversations. I learned so much!

All the fiber in the sales areas was beautiful, too. Especially the Alpaca fiber that Jenny Bennett from Harmony Wool Alpacas had for sale!

I had so much fun with my new and old shepherd friends and the sheepies!


  1. Well said, Laura. And . . .how about that Alpaca Wool!! Awesome stuff and I've had fun spinning in up and am knitting it into a scarf. Wonderful ladies. Wonderful kids. So much fun!

  2. You go Shari!! I've been spinning a bit, too. But I don't have any of the BEST Alpaca fiber on the planet. Alas!