Black Sheep Gathering – Road Trip with Friends & Sheep

Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, Oregon is a favorite event for my friends and me. DSC_3410We gathered here on Thursday morning, loaded sheep, and were on the road only a little behind schedule. We made it to Eugene in about 8 1/2 hours, settled the sheep into their pens, and found our motel. Some years I camp, but this year a motel sounded good.

Friday was show day for the Jacob sheep.1000898_676141575733075_122448312_nI showed ram lambs, ewe lambs, and yearling ewes. My ewe lambs took first and third place in the ewe lamb class. 2-DSC_1639Fandango        My yearling ewe, Fandango, took first place in her class and was awarded Champion Jacob Ewe.

Besides showing sheep, what else is there to do at BSG? DSC_3427Admire several hundred sheep in the barn. This is a Bluefaced Leicester from the farm where I got my ram, Faulkner.DSC_3445 Admire wool.DSC_3450 Watch the wool show judging. These are the fleeces to be judged. After two days of judging the fleeces are for sale and dozens of spinners line up to be first in the door.

DSC_3577Shop! My friends are very good at that!DSC_3558Watch sheep dog demos by my friend, Shannon and her amazing dog, Kate.IMG_6788Take classes. Mary and Dona made these scarves in a nuno felting class.DSC_3442Relax with friends.DSC_3542 Farm Club member, Tina, who moved to Portland last year, came to visit along with 10-week old puppy, Ragu.   IMG_6777IMG_6767It has become tradition now to eat dinner at La Oficina. DSC_3525   On Saturday afternoon all the breed champions are shown together and the judge chooses one to be Supreme Champion. Look at all those different sheep! DSC_3579IMG_6794 It was a fun four days, but it’s always good to get back to California. That’s Mt. Shasta in the distance.

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2 thoughts on “Black Sheep Gathering – Road Trip with Friends & Sheep

  1. It was great to see your sheep at BSG and to see you took champion! Congratulations! You are an amazing breeder and it shows in your stock of Jacobs. Relax a bit and bask in the glory of a wonderful trip to BSG.

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