The new BLU board has not let any grass grow under its feet in taking up several projects designed to enhance members' interactions with the organization, particularly online. After several meetings, it became clear that members want more information regarding pedigrees, youth activities, imported bloodlines, events and more in an easily accessible format, kept current … Continue reading New Services for BLU members in the works
It's been a long time coming, but we now have a farm search function on bflsheep.com! Visitors to bflsheep.com can now go to the (hopefully self-explanatory) Find a Farm tab and search for what they are looking for, be it breedstock, wool, a local farm, yarn, etc. BLU members who wish to offer sheep, products … Continue reading Find a Farm
Champion ram and ewe at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, shown by BLU youth member Keiran Van Horsen of Albany, OR. Congratulations, Keiran!
Congratulations to BLU member Floya Hawkins, whose BFL fleece won champion in it’s division at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival this past weekend!
Another Road to Nova Scotia Originally published in The Shepherd, February 1997, Volume 42, Number 2, pages 20-21. By Letty Klein and Kelly Ward (Two driven -or is it driving? - women) Friday, 16 August 1996, at 6:20 a.m., our trip began from Kalamazoo, Michigan with destination Nova Scotia for a flock of Bluefaced Leicester … Continue reading Or, how the BFLs made it to the US
By Margie Smith, PA What a wonderful program the Youth Conservation Program, held during the Maryland Sheep & Wool festival each year is! It was an experience that I would recommend to fellow BFL breeders. I'd like to thank Elaine Ashcraft for directing such a wonderful program! This was my first year donating a registered … Continue reading In praise of the YCP program
By BLU president Katie Sullivan, VT. Originally published in The Shepherd Magazine. It took a few years and some mistakes to come around to the Bluefaced Leicester. I started out with five mutt sheep that cost $250 total. A combination of Montadale and Corriedale, they had nice wool from their Corriedale ancestry and great meat … Continue reading Profitable BFLs
Photo credit: Meredith Myers-Null, BlueLand Farm, MD.
Originally published in The Shepherd magazine. Written by Margie Smith, PA Have you ever seen a “glow” and thought it must be an angel? Have you ever seen that glow in a pasture? Well, one sunny day in 2007, while viewing Nancy Starkey’s flock of Border Leicesters, there amidst the 20 or more yearlings she … Continue reading LOVE AFFAIR WITH BLUEFACED LEICESTERS!
This article was originally published in The Shepherd Magazine. Written by Katie Sullivan, Vermont It took a few years and some mistakes to come around to the Bluefaced Leicester. I started out with five mutt sheep that cost $250 total. A combination of Montadale and Corriedale, they had nice wool from their Corriedale ancestry and … Continue reading Choosing the BFL for profit