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Wolfemomma - Our Homestead Journey

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by WolfeMomma, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Aug 19, 2019
    WolfeMomma

    WolfeMomma Loving the herd life

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    well we all arrived at the fair ok, got the sheep comfy, and the camper set up. Seems to be some pretty good Katahdin competition. I cant wait to see how our ram does, I think him and the ewe lamb have the highest chances of placing but we shall see.
    my one yearling ewe that I thought was kind of chunky....yeah no she is FAT compared to the other ewes. Some one is going on a diet , that i am sure of now lol
    The kids love being there, seeing all the animals, meeting new friends that are in to the same thing. I love that I am able to let them grow up this way.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2019
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    You are giving your children a precious gift, one that they will treasure all their lives. Other children should be so fortunate to have parents like y’all.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2019
    WolfeMomma

    WolfeMomma Loving the herd life

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    Thanks :)
     
  4. Aug 20, 2019
    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead Herd Master

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    NAILE (North American International Livestock Expo) occurs yearly in Nov. The location is always Louisville, KY. It’s 2.5 weeks of the best Livestock from around the world. Definitely something to see! It’s only an hour from us if anyone ever needs some insight into the area. We can also try to meet you there for a visit. We usually go the weekend of the Rodeo for the cattle shows. DD1 hopes to show cattle and goats there soon.

    http://mobile.dudasite.com/site/liv...rg/&utm_referrer=https://www.google.com/#2652

    @newton the goat something you might want to check out
     
  5. Aug 25, 2019
    WolfeMomma

    WolfeMomma Loving the herd life

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    Yay finally back from the fair.
    Its been a long tiring 7 days. But everything went well, the sheep did great and so did the humans :p
    Our ram valor placed 2nd which we are VERY pleased with as the ram that placed 1st was a huge january lamb that was very well built, and big, valor held his own which I am pleased with. He is looking more and more like his sire I hope he keeps heading that direction. Our large yearling white ewe took 3rd , and the red ewe took 6th which didnt surprise me as she is a big short and not really built for the show ring. The Ewe lamb was placed second but was switched the last minute :( and took 3rd. Im still not sure why , I have a feeling its because she is a march ewe lamb so she is a bit smaller then her competition. Her side profile is beautiful , if she can grow a bit and thicken up in her yearling year I think she will do well.All in all it was a great experience , and a fun time over all!

    Valor and my husband
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    Our yearling ewes shown by me and hubby
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    The ewe Lamb
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    Our large white yearling ewe
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  6. Aug 25, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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  7. Aug 25, 2019
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Congratulations!
     
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  8. Aug 25, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Awesome, congradulatios to you and your family :clap :thumbsup
     
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  9. Aug 25, 2019
    CntryBoy777

    CntryBoy777 Herd Master

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    Great job!!....it is always good to have verification of your hard work.....:thumbsup
     
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  10. Aug 25, 2019
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    What a great time and bringing home the ribbons! I love the speckles on your ram.