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The winner of the fiber arts competition is this gorgeous shawl, an all original design for the BFL National Show by Christine Kurk. It was created in Potosi Laceweight mill spun yarn.

RobinaEntry The 2nd place entry, Robina Koenig’s entry, is called a hooded wrap as it just goes over the shoulders with pockets on each side. There is a tassel on the end of the hood. It is handspun, 3-ply natural colored BFL from her flock.

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Third place is also an original design by Christine Kurk. The cables did not show well in the picture. It is done in a Potosi BFL tweed yarn, trimmed with white.
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And at 4th place is a shawl in progress, submitted by Kathy Davidson. The BFL wool was carded with silk noil to add subtle color. It is knit from wool from her favorite ram, Potosi Masterton.

National Show Results!

by President on August 22, 2014

5th National Bluefaced Leicester Show
August 16, 2014
Allegan, MI
Judge: Dave Smith

White BFL Champion Ram-Brenda Lelli- Yearling
Res.Champion- Brenda Lelli- Ram Lamb
Champion Ewe- Margaret Van Camp- Ewe Lamb
Res.Champion-Cathleen Shiff-Yearling Ewe
Best Fleece- Wm & Sharon O’Donnell

Colored BFL Champion Ram- Brenda Lelli-Aged Ram
Res.Champion- Brenda Lelli- Ram Lamb
Champion Ewe- Margaret Van Camp- Ewe Lamb
Res. Champion- Brenda Lelli- Yearling Ewe
Best Fleece- Wm & Sharon O’Donnell

Class Standings: Natural Colored
Aged Rams:
1) Brenda Lelli #53
2) Heather Landin #12040
Yearling Rams:
1) Heather Landin #13044
2) Brenda Lelli #98
Ram Lambs:
1) Brenda Lelli #57
2) Heather Landin #14026
3) Brenda Lelli #59
Pair Ram Lambs:
1) Brenda Lelli
Aged Ewes:
1) Brenda Lelli #75
Yearling Ewes:
1) Brenda Lelli #91
2) Margaret VanCamp #735
3) Brenda Lelli #94
4) Heather Landin #13027
Pair Yearling Ewes:
1) Brenda Lelli
Ewe Lambs:
1) Margaret VanCamp #788
2) Wm&Sharon O’Donnell #27
3) Heather Landin #14027
4) Brenda Lelli #56
5) Brenda Lelli #58
Pair Ewe Lambs:
1) Brenda Lelli
Young Flock:
1) Brenda Lelli
Get of Sire:
1) Brenda Lelli
Flock:
1) Brenda Lelli

Class Standings: White
Aged Rams:
1) Brenda Lelli #62
Yearling Rams:
1) Brenda Lelli #96
2) Brenda Lelli #97
Ram Lambs:
1) Brenda Lelli #102
2) Brenda Lelli #104
3) Heather Landin #14052
4) Heather Landin #14053
Pair Ram Lambs:
1) Brenda Lelli
2) Heather Landin
Aged Ewe:
1) Margaret VanCamp
2) Brenda Lelli #72
3) Margaret VanCamp
4) Brenda Lelli #40
Pair Aged Ewes
1) Margaret VanCamp
2) Brenda Lelli
Yearling Ewe:
1) Cathleen Shiff #1324
2) Margaret VanCamp #751
3) Margaret VanCamp #738
4) Brenda Lelli #90
5) Brenda Lelli #93
6) Heather Landin #13019
7) Heather Landin #13028
Pair Yearling Ewes:
1) Margaret VanCamp
2) Brenda Lelli
3) Heather Landin
Ewe Lambs:
1) Margaret VanCamp #791
2) Margaret VanCamp #792
3) Wm & Sharon O’Donnell #35
4) Wm & Sharon O’Donnell #36
5) Brenda Lelli #54
6) Heather Landin #14035
7) Brenda Lelli #103
8) Heather Landin #14012
Pair Ewe Lambs:
1) Margaret VanCamp
2) Wm & Sharon O’Donnell
3) Brenda Lelli
4) Heather Landin
Young Flock:
1) Brenda Lelli
2) Heather Landin
Get of Sire:
1) Brenda Lelli
Flock:
1) Brenda Lelli

Best Head Ram:
1) Brenda Lelli
2) Heather Landin
Best Head Ewe:
1) Margaret VanCamp
2) Heather Landin
3) Brenda Lelli

Year to Date financial statement

August 10, 2014

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President’s notes on Board meeting held August 6, 2014

August 7, 2014

The board met by teleconference the evening of Wednesday, August 6th. The treasurer submitted the financial reports for the year to date through June 2014, and the board approved it. You will find the report posted to the BLU website. The treasurer reported that our current bank, Bank of America, has been purchased by Huntington […]

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June Treasurer’s Report

August 7, 2014

YTD June 2014 Financials

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5th National BFL Show August 16th in Allegan, MI

July 26, 2014

The BLU- sponsored dinner will be on SATURDAY evening, August 16th. We are arranging for a room, but will order off the menu for simplicity’s sake. The BLU dinner will be held at the London Grill in Kalamazoo (london-grill.com) The London Grill is not far from the host hotel, Fairfield Inn Kalamazoo West (special rate […]

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News from Cassington

July 20, 2014

Courtesy of Matt Drummond, Cassington flock Producing low maintenance, cost efficient sheep, whilst maintaining the best breed characteristics is the aim of the game at Cassington. Cassington Show Rams There have been a number of changes in farming policy at Cassington over the past few years. Until three years ago, the Drummonds ran a dairy […]

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BFLs in Colorado

July 18, 2014

Photos compliments of Jared Lloyd, Jehovah-Jireh, Molina, CO

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Champion BFL ewe at Black Sheep Gathering

July 16, 2014

Karen Szewc with “Poppy”, the champion BFL ewe at the 2014 Black Sheep Gathering. Karen’s natural colored ewe, “Pepper” was reserve champion.

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Liongate Farm featured

July 16, 2014

Liongate Farm Bluefaced Leicesters & Karen Szewc were featured in the summer issue of “Southern Oregon Magazine”. Liongate is in Rogue River, Oregon. https://www.etsy.com/shop/liongate

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