Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Show Preparations

The Royal Easter Show in Sydney is now only one month away and preparations are in full swing. Jessica is feeding the sheep so they will look their best on the show day. Halter training started on Saturday. To say that was an experience is putting it mildly. The sheep were a bit wild almost turning themselves inside out to get away from the halter. Kim and Jess got frustrated and yelled at each other. I really thought quiet sheep that we could be lead around the yards would not happen. Sunday morning was much better. The sheep still a little frightened but so much quieter than Saturday.


Very weary but not jumping around like the day before


Food always helps


Getting patted so the sheep get used to being handled


Tied up to the fence eating. They need to be acustomed to being tied up and eating out of small buckets


Monday training was a little better again.
This week training will continue and the sheep will need to be shorn. We normally do not shear Dorpers but it is a requirement for the show that all sheep are shorn.

2 comments:

  1. I am a Dorper enthusiast and would love to meet you! I live in Bungendore :)

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  2. I am a Dorper enthusiast and would love to meet you! I live in Bungendore :)

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