When Dad and I started home Dad made me call Mom. Dad was going to have to go back down and pick up those sheep and Mom had the poultry showmanship seminar to give. I explained what had happened and Mom just laughed and said she knew just what to do. There was a first year FFA student that had a run of bad luck with her first lamb. Mom explained that "Angel" (as we will call her) had lost her lamb to a pack of wild dogs when she had it penned for the night. She was doing everything right and the dogs still got into the pen and killed it about a week ago. She was upset and had posted her feelings of facebook about the lose and Mom had seen it. Mom called around and found out that Angel didn't have the money to replace the lamb so she would not be showing. Mom made me call the stockyard owner and explain what had happened. I explained that they didn't have the money to replace the lamb and the owner said we could give her one of the sheep with the condition that if she resales, it she has to do so at his sale barn.
I called all my friends and got Angel's number and Mom made the call. At first Angel didn't understand. She couldn't take in the fact that someone would just give her a lamb. Mom tried to explain it and finally Angel said "Give as in FREE???" Mom laughted and said "YES!, Give as in Free." Angel asked Mom if she could talk to her parents and give us a call back. About 5 minutes later we got the call that she could come get her lamb at 7pm that night.
After the seminar, we got home just before Dad. When Dad came in we unloaded the two sheep and headed for the house. At 6:30pm a truck pulls in the driveway. Angel was so excited she came early. I think it really started to sink in and she just stood there smiling. Then the Ag Teacher with Angel asked which one Angel got to take home. I looked at him and smiled. I told him I don't show that kind of sheep ... Angel gets first choice. The Ag teacher looked at me and then at Mom and Dad ... Dad said "it's her choice, Really!" Angel got in that pen so fast and got the first one out. She put the halter on and posed the sheep. Then she asked Me to get the other one so she could see them side by side. I got the other one out and posed it. She picked hers and never turned loose of the hauler.
The Ag teacher asked why I didn't show and I told him I do just not that kind of sheep. I took him over to my fiber pen and he was impressed. He said they all looked good and that he had never known anyone who has done fiber animals before and he had only seen them in books not real life. After all the chatter we loaded "Willy" into the truck and Angel thanked us and hugged Mom and Dad and was on her way. I love being used by God to make someone else Happy.
After Angel left we ate and got ready for Moonlight Maddness. That is a sale that our local farm store has and that is when Mom buys all the wire for baling hay because she getting it at 20% off. It makes us all tired to stay up that late but it is worth it to save the money. Baling wire can run about $70.00 a box and you have to have two just to run the baler and it takes about 6 boxes to baled all that we do each year and this year for some reason Mom says we will need more then last year ... Huh? I wonder why?? LOL