But not many less than 25. I could easily have posted more. Always so much to see at the North American International Livestock Exposition. Here are some favorites from yesterday.
Red sheep with red dogs.
Sheep hanging out with their friends.
Sheep much cleaner than our sheep. Heck, they're cleaner than my kitchen! And yes, I see the spot on the front one...yeah, sadly still cleaner than the kitchen ;-).
Sheep with cute bushy eyebrows.
And standy-uppy ears.
Sheep on water skis. Wait, excuse me???
Sheep taking naps snuggled up with a buddy.
Sheep getting haircuts. Love the two kids toting a water bucket.
Lots of haircuts.
Tiny sheep with pretty faces and detailed posters above them explaining all their different colors. And I'm still not sure what color pattern you'd call this sheep ;-).
Sheep with lots to say.
And curly long hair.
And I missed a bunch!
We also stopped by the Wool Show for a few minutes. The judge was very thorough and did a great job explaining what she was seeing, not seeing, liking, not liking, why she was placing one over the other...
Several years ago I went to the North American for the very first time. As I walked around looking at all the different types of wool in the show I kept being drawn back to the Cotswold fleeces. I'd not seen anything like those lustrous curls before, thinking "wool is fluffy, end of story". Turns out wool is short, long, thick, thin, soft, crunchy, curly, straight, and hundreds of different colors ;-). And that's how we got started with Cotswolds :-).