Invitation to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival this weekend

May 1, 2018

From long time BLU member, Nancy Starkey: The 2018 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is this weekend, and here’s a photo of the yearling Bluefaced Leicester ewes that will be featured in the Working Sheepdog Demonstrations. The sheepdog demos are always well attended, and the crowds there will be able to see how lovely BFLs […]

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BLU gathering at MS&W festival

May 1, 2018

You are invited to the MD Sheep & Wool BBQ Event for Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Enthusiasts Saturday at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Hosted by: BlueLand Farm 5955 Old Bohn Rd, Mount Airy, Maryland 21771 We want to host all the BFL breeders that come to the festival for a friendly bbq and hangout. As […]

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New logo design contest

April 30, 2018

In honor of the 20th year of BLU, the BLU board voted unanimously to refresh our logo. The basic design will stay the same, but fonts and colors will be refreshed and we will gain higher-resolution images of our logo to improve our printing performance. We are looking for a new sheep photograph to fill […]

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Summary of April 26th, 2018 meeting

April 29, 2018

The BLU board met by teleconference meeting on April 26th at 6PM EDT. All board members were in attendance, as well the as Sect/Treas. The minutes of the January 17th meeting were read and approved. The current balance in the treasury is $10,378.63. There are several ads to be placed in magazines and festival catalogs […]

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34th North East Youth Sheep Show

April 29, 2018

34th North East Youth Sheep Show July 19-22, 2018 Mallory Complex, Eastern States Exposition West Springfield, MA The North East Youth Sheep Show (NEYSS) is the 3rd largest and longest running youth sheep show in the country. It is the premier all-breed junior show in the northeast, attracting 200 youth exhibitors and 600-700 head of […]

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2017 YCP winner Charles Boyle

April 20, 2018

In April 2017, youth farmer Charles O’Boyle wrote and submitted an essay for the Youth Conservationist Program. This program awards Heritage Breeds Yearling Ewe Lambs to 4-H members throughout the country. The 4-H members selected to receive a yearling ewe lamb, write essays on what the heritage breeds mean and how they can help preserve […]

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This is the year to enter fleeces!

March 28, 2018

This year, BLU will sponsor a $50 cash award to the first place BFL fleece at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Details will be in the MS&W festival catalog and entry form. So if you have been considering entering a fleece in the contest, this is the year to do it! Here is the […]

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Dreaming……….

March 26, 2018

Dreaming of attending the 2018 BFL National show, held during the Black Sheep Gathering in Albany, OR on June 29th!!! Check recent posts on this site for sheep and fleece classes and information on judging. The deadline to enter is June 1st.

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Dr Geof Ruppert will judge the BFL fleeces at the national show

March 19, 2018

Dr. Geof Ruppert Fairfield, Pennsylvania Your judge for the 2018 Black Sheep Gathering is Dr. Geof Ruppert. His involvement with sheep began in 1976 with a starter flock of Corriedales, chosen in part because of his mother’s interest in the fiber arts. Along the way, he participated in judging livestock through 4-H, where he was […]

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Class listing for the 2018 BFL national show

March 19, 2018

The classes for the BFL National Show, held during the Black Sheep Gathering in Albany, OR in June are as follows: Yearling Ram Ram Lamb Pair of Ram Lambs Yearling ewe Ewe lamb Pair of ewe lambs Breeders young flock (1 ram lamb, 2 ewe lambs) You may enter 2 white and 2 natural colored […]

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