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spandex lamb tube?

Will someone please tell me why this sheep (Forgive me, or is it a lamb? Nevermind, I just learned that a lamb is just a sheep under 12 months old!) is wearing a striped spandex suit??? I know there has to be a reason, and I’d feel much better knowing.


Okay, so I googled “why put spandex on a sheep” (My other word combinations didn’t generate any results.) and got to this … apparently it’s a lamb tube and it’s intended to keep them clean between showings? Is this correct?

And is it the same principle for the goats? Why don’t they get the cool spandex tubes? And why do some of them wear hoods?


I’d love to know – seriously! I wonder every year as we check out the animals at the fair and would love to know the answer.


at the county fair


We had a date with Brum Brum at the HC Fair last night, and it was a blast! It was a nearly perfect night for it; if it had been just a bit less humid, it would have been ideal. Still, the weather was gorgeous!

We got there and ate, then walked around and looked at the 4H entries – unbelievable produce, cakes, crafts and photography. Many of the kids entries in each category were absolutely amazing! We then walked around the vendor pavilion, finding little of interest. Our final stop was the livestock; we checked out the pigs, sheep, goats, cows, chickens and rabbits. Because she fell asleep midway through our livestock stroll, we decided to skip the rides; I know she would have loved the lights and motion, but they don’t do much good through closed eyes, right?!

All in all, it was lots of fun, but truly an exhausting night for Lily. By the time we got home, she’d had enough and was totally ready to eat and go to bed!

We’ve gotten our fill, and will await next year’s county fair. Next summer’s fair should prove to be even more fun, as little miss will be walking and much more aware – sounds like a formula for lots more humor and excitement to me!