Some amazing results, sunshine early on, but quite a few soakings along the way. That's me and Lulu pictured above sheltering at Dumfries show which was at the beginning of August.
Nearly 100 Ryelands and Coloured Ryelands entered this show so there were lots of friends to catch up with and big classes for the judges.
These pictures were taken just before a hefty shower which soaked the manager when she was in the ring but she was more than consoled when Wallander won first prize in his class.
With judging going on in both sections at the same time, LB was in charge of the coloureds Whopper and Whisper who teamed up together to take second prize in the pairs.
This is Whisper in her class (note LB is much smarter than the manager and was wearing a waterproof)
But out of all the prizes won on the day, the one that brought the biggest smile to the manager's face was a 'late addition' to the team. At all the shows this year, she had not shown a Ryeland breeding ewe but at Dumfries six-year-old ewe Ruth joined the party. Loving her day out she strutted her stuff and was awarded second prize, Here she is in the ring:
So a happy day all round
At the end of the month we made our last outing of the season - a short trip to Raehills Meadow for Moffat Show. Another show, another first prize for Wally - he's such a dude!
Look - short sleeves and sunglasses - (but there was a rainshower too!) For the only time this year the manager's dogs were allowed to come to the show. They usually stay at home because Freddie gets very over-excited but he managed to more or less behave himself !
This is me and Lulu with Millie - she always behaves herself!
And so 2017 show season comes to an end - and what a season it's been four breed championships for Wally, two for Whisper and a male title for Bill, a pile of rosettes and a tableful of trophies - we are obviously lucky mascots indeed!