Saturday, 25th May 2013
On this Saturday the Isisford Sheep and Wool Show was on. We certainly had to check it out. One of the displays that interested me was the Wool Selection competition. Prizes in this section amounted to $2100. For me the difference in fleeces between the winners and the “also rans” was not obvious, but of course it was the first time I looked at a fleece close up.
There was also a photography competition with many different categories. Some amazing photos were entered. I must say I didn’t always agree with the judge’s choice – but of course photos can not really be judged objectively – there always is an element of personal opinion involved. I certainly agreed with the overall winner – a black and white photo of a storm cloud over a country scene.
Of course there are always food stalls – which inevitably interest me. The Lions Club had quite a menu and we chose a steak burger – pretty good. To go with that, a cappuccino from a van run by Drawn In Cafe.
Once brunch was out of the way, we walked around the showgrounds.
At the start of the trial, the handler is not allowed to move from the post, directing the dog with commands to drive the sheep in the right direction. Find out more about the Sheep Trials here.
I admire the skills of the handlers as well as the way the dogs seem to know what is required.
We left the sheep trial not because we were bored, but because a cold wind was blowing and I was getting too cold.
While cooking dinner, I noticed a kangaroo close by. Once again the camera was not at hand.
I love the lifestyle…