... the lamb was sure to go
Aubri Wrye, 8, eyes her ribbon after winning the black-face division of the open class lamb show at the Torrance County Fair in Estancia with her lamb K.P.
Aubri went on to win Grand Champion, with her brother taking Reserve Grand Champion.
That’s the way it is for the Wryes: They do everything together, feeding, walking and caring for their lambs every day.
“We encourage it because it’s something we can do as a family,” says Kasi Wrye, the kids’ mother. “They love the lambs. They watch them from when they are first born.”
The time spent with the animals from early in the year to when they are shown in late summer breeds a friendship with the animals while teaching responsibility, Wrye says.
The Wryes have about 30 head of ewes for breeding at their home in Estancia.
“It’s kind of cool to watch them grow up,” says Aubri. “They are cute when they are born.”
And when they’re older?
“They get real fat, and they get real mean.”