Friday, 28 August 2015

Shetland Stevens

The last time I went to church, the minister flung water over me and that was that as far as I was concerned.  I do read Currie Kirk's "Clipboard" magazine from time to time though and you can imagine my surprise when I came across this picture in last month's offering. 
Those of you up in the Shetland sheep world will immediately recognise Rosebank Neptune, a 2-year old ram, but look closely, why don't you, for kneeling next to old Neptune is none other than our own John Steven!

John with Rosebank Neptune
The magazine reports that the whole Steven family, John, Carolyn, Rebecca and Rowena, are  involved and that they fulfilled a life ambition when the sheep recently won the top prize for Shetland in mainland UK, winning the overall championship at the Highland Show.  But there is more, for the family won first prize for one of their fleeces and Rowena was placed first with her ram lamb.  She has just started her own small flock of Kerry Hills.
These are fantastic achievements, so huge congratulations to the Stevens!  It is always great to learn about people's interests away from curling - especially when the interest has turned into a successful passion.

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