National Show fleece class winner

by President on June 29, 2016

First and second place fleeces in the BFL breed class of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, and winning champion fleece award for the national show were entered by Margie Smith of New Oxford, PA. Sorry, no photos were taken.

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Skein2016 Winner Tracy Seamster of Baltimore MD writes:

About the skein…. The fiber is from Friends in Fiber’s Etsy shop, in colorway Malala (after Malala Yousafzai). I fell in love with the turquoise, and felt fractal spinning would highlight the colors.Skein1st2016 I started it on an Enid Ashcroft Turkish spindle while on jury duty, then finished it on my Golding Travel wheel. BFL is actually my favorite fiber to spin, so I was really surprised and also humbled by an award for the skein.Skein1st Photos by Tracy Seamster

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Class winners at the 2016 National Show in Maryland

June 11, 2016

These photos are supplied by BLU board member Karen Szewc. For more photos of the individual classes and exhibitors, visit our Facebook Page. White champion and reserve champion yearling and ram lambs White champion and reserve champion yearling and ewe lambs Natural colored champion and reserve champion yearling and ram lambs Natural colored champion and […]

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May Treasurer’s Report

June 7, 2016

Here are the May monthly and year to date reports for BLU. May2016P&L May2016YTDP&L

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Congratulations, Iris!

May 24, 2016

Overall Champion Ewe at the Fryeburg Maine Fair, October 9, 2015. A natural colored BFL ewe, shown by BLU Junior member Iris LaRochelle, judged by Budd Martin.

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Attention Youth Showmen!

May 21, 2016

**PRESS RELEASE** Northeast Youth Sheep Show July 14 – 17, 2016 The 32nd annual Northeast Youth Sheep Show (NEYSS) will be held July 14th-17th at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, MA. The NEYSS is the premier all-breed junior sheep show in the northeast, attracting over 200 youth exhibitors showing close to 800 […]

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2016 National BFL Sheep Show results

May 13, 2016

2016 National BFL Sheep Show Champions Blue Faced Leicester – White Ram – Brenda Lelli – Yearling Ewe – Ellora Chapin – Yearling Best Fleece – Ellora Chapin – Yearling Ewe Premier Exhibitor – Ellora Chapin Blue Faced Leicester – Black Ram – Margaret VanCamp – Jr. Ram Lamb Ewe – Margaret VanCamp – Yearling […]

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Herding Demo at MS&W festival

May 11, 2016

by Nancy Starkey I have been announcing the demos for over 20 years and have been performing in the demos for the past six or seven years. We have used Bluefaced Leicester sheep from my flock in the demos for several years, and they were especially appropriate this year because of the Bluefaced Leicester National […]

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Please Plan to Join us for a friendly meal!

May 5, 2016

The Bluefaced Leicester banquet will be at the Timbuktu Restaurant, 1726 Dorsey Rd, Hanover, MD. They have a great menu, and I’m told “anything crab” is excellent! THE BANQUET IS SATURDAY, MAY 7th, AT 7 PM.

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Using Bluefaced Leicester Fiber: Demonstration at National Show

April 23, 2016

BFL Blending As part of the National Bluefaced Leicester Show at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, the Bluefaced Leicester Union will be giving a free demonstration on carding and combing Bluefaced Leicester wool. They will demonstrate the best way to work with beautiful, purly BFL locks and how best to manage the small lock […]

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