Friday, June 4, 2010

Tunis Sale - a Treasure

Now we know what the worst part of the trip was, but it's hard to say what was the best part. I was super pleased with my ram, and loved my two lambs, but maybe it was getting to buy this beautiful ewe!
This ewe from Darling Tunis Farm took first in her class and got serious consideration for championship.

When the auction came around Sunday I was pretty down in the dumps. I had hoped to buy that ewe but knew she would be one of the highest priced and we were facing a repair bill at the Chevy dealership. I had picked out some others that were lower placed in the show if I couldn't get this one. Bob was taking photos for the Tunis website and sitting next to me. When they brought her in the bidding went crazy, finally tapering off when Bob asked me if I wanted to bid on her. I asked if he thought we could afford it and he said sure, we have the tax refund. Guess that's what I should name her, because I ended up with her!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

You could call her Iris as a play on "IRS"! I don't think I've ever seen such a straight topline on a sheep; she's awesome!