|I can sympathize|
|Grooming in preparation for showing - and not too happy about it|
The festival featured wool craft demonstrations (e.g., spinning, weaving, felting - felting's really "big" right now), sheep judging, sheepdog shepherding demonstrations, sheep shearing contests, sheep's milk and goat's milk cheeses and soaps and, of course, lots of grilled lamb - plus all the carnival standards like greasy, Cheese-Whiz larded French fries, Sno-Cones, and hot dogs.
But, the festival also featured lots and lots of sheep of every breed and description. I was in a pretty sour mood all morning, but once we went into the barns and started looking over the animals, my mood improved significantly and by late afternoon, I was actually enjoying myself.
|Jacob sheep (that looked more like goats to me)|
|Sheepdog herding demonstration|
|Kali petting a recently shorn alpaca|
|The shorn alpacas looked like aliens with their huge, unshorn heads and skinny bodies|