Saturday, 24 October 2015

When Pixie Met the President

It was a big day for little Pixie when the President of the Ryeland flockbook society honored me and my flock with a special visit. This years President is Steve Hipps who is not only experienced in breeding and showing Pedigree Ryelands but is also a really keen to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with others. 

Steve kindly offered to give me a tutorial on how to card and trim a sheep for a show and little Pixie obliged us as a model.

Little Pixie - Meeting the President is a big deal for a little sheep
A previous and well deserved winner of "Wool on the Hoof" -Steve shows off his expert trimming skills
Once on the trimming stand little Pixie wasn't too keen on the carding process so we kept it short and sweet and moved on to the trimming.
Pixie soon got used to standing on the trimming stand but wasnt too keen on the carding

Steve learnt his skill from watching his wife Margaret who was highly respected in Ryeland showing circles so Pixie was in expert hands.

Due to her shakey start in life Pixie is a little too small to cause a stir in the show ring and my trimming skills are a far cry from Steves expert hand but I thought Pixie looked rather spended with her special show trim and I think she did too!

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