Monday, June 13, 2016

A Weekend at the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

My friend George and I went to the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival this past weekend, in Colfax, IA.  Despite it being hot as blazes, we had a really good time!

One of our favorite things we saw was the stockdog demonstration.  These folks breed, train, and sell Border Collies for use in herding sheep and cattle.  It was really fascinating to watch the dogs control the sheep, and also to watch her doing some training with less-experienced dogs.

Of course, there was lots of opportunity for stash enhancement!

We also saw part of sheep show and competition on Sunday, and it was fun to see the kids showing these sheep.  Sometimes the sheep weren't all that cooperative, and the kids really had to muscle them around!

All in all, a fun weekend!

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