I started off the week with a cold, so the decision was made not to attend the National Fleece Show and spread the bug far and wide before such an important weekend. This also meant my fleece entries failed to be judged. The first bit of bad luck. Was this an omen...
I then missed being at the back of a pile up of cars by inches. A downfall of snow on a steep hill, required hanging on to the handbrake and praying. Luckily those already involved including the motorcyclists were not critically injured. Okay all my good luck gone for the week...
However, we needn't have worried Beck Brow had a great show. We took seven juniors (plus one belonging to Florens Alpacas) and two intermediates. Two Black Sabbath progeny. Three St Patrick and five Explorer progeny. My secret wish was to come in the top three placings with all of the team...ambitious...but achieved!
Beck Brow Prime Suspect (shared Florens) Black Sabbath . 2nd placed junior black male
Beck Brow Jimmy Choos (Black Sabbath) 2nd placed junior black male (2nd class)
Beck Brow Seventh Heaven (St Patrick) 3rd placed junior brown female
Beck Brow Crafter (St Patrick) 1st placed intermediate fawn male
Florens Juno (St Patrick) 2nd placed junior fawn female
Beck Brow Bottoms Up (Explorer) 1st placed junior white female
Beck Brow Trendsetter (Explorer) 2nd place junior white female (2nd class)
Beck Brow Adventurer (Explorer) 1st placed junior white male
Beck Brow Asterisk (Explorer) 2nd placed junior white male.
Beck Brow First Edition (Explorer) Reserve Champion White Male (behind the eventual Supreme Champion)
It was the first time out for our new pop-up, featuring Beck Brow Explorer of course...