Lambing is over and it is great to have contented Mums and their lambs in the paddocks.
It was a very wet and cold winter and early Spring with paddocks under water and all sheds wet with the exception of the shearing shed that became the refuge from the biting cold winds, hail and driving rain that kept coming through in August and September.
I am not exhibiting sheep this year as it has been too hard to prepare show sheep and at the same time manage ewes and lambs. It is not worth exposing lambs to the weather while show sheep are warm and dry in the shed. Lambs come before ribbons.
The shows are fun and I am sure that I will get withdrawal symptoms. I did attend the Royal Geelong Show where Peartree Ryelands have had success in the past few years - but only as a spectator. Good to catch up with friends and see good sheep in all breeds.