Cunningsburgh Agricultural Show
A few years ago a friend twisted my arm into volunteering to manage the sheep barn at the Whidbey Island Fair. The previous 'superintendent' of the barn decided that after 30 years she deserved some time off. So I stepped into a 'job' that included hiring the sheep breed and fleece show judge, putting together educational displays and even doing some barn maintenance.
|Franna Pitt exhibiting her Champion Shetland Yearling Ewe at the 2012 Whidbey Island Fair ( See The Sheep Barn Blog)|
Our county fair is stretched out over 4 days with another day prior to the fair set aside for the local veterinarian to examine all of the sheep that will be exhibited at the fair for good health. When the fair is done, we all go home happy, but exhausted.
Elizabeth Johnston in Shetland recently sent me several photos that a friend of hers took at the local agricultural fair in Cunningsburgh.
|Shetland 'black' sheep|
|Shetland sheep with interesting facial markings|
|Shetland ram lamb|
Not a bad way to run an agricultural fair, although is looks a bit cooler than our fair (that by the way was held the same time in August)!