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!
Congratulations to Margie Smith (PA) for her first place BFL fleece at the recent Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Margie will receive the $50 award sponsored by the Bluefaced Leicester Union.
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 … Continue reading This is the year to enter fleeces!
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 … Continue reading $50 fleece award available
Katie Sullivan of Cloverworks Farm represented BLU at the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival in Tunbridge, VT this past weekend at her vendor booth. Longtime BLU member Kat Smith of Stonesthrow Farm is also a vendor there, as well as on the festival committee. BLU has been a sponsor of this event for several years. … Continue reading BFLs a hit at the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival
Several BLU members enjoyed the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival this past weekend in Canby, OR. Linda Campanario had the First Place Yearling Ewe in the White Wool Class, with Terra Mia Addie. Terra Mia Caleb won Reserve Champion ram lamb in the white wool category for his breeder, Kat Bierkens. Youth member Rhiannon Curley … Continue reading OFFF Show Report
The 2017 champion BFL fleece and Reserve Champion Overall fleece in the HUGE Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival fleece competition. Grown and exhibited by BLU member Margie Smith of PA.
by Nancy Starkey, BLU member I have been announcing the demos for over 20 years and have been performing in the demos for the past seven or eight years. We have used Bluefaced Leicester sheep from my flock in the demos for several years. The natural beauty and athleticism of the BFL makes for an … Continue reading The Working Herding Dog demonstration at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.
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 … Continue reading Using Bluefaced Leicester Fiber: Demonstration at National Show
Submitted by Margie Smith, BLU member 1st place BFL fleece in 2014 MS&W fleece show The fleeces shown, are from Marlindale Farm in New Oxford, PA. Margie and Lynn Smith have been running Marlindale Farm since 1990 having moved from Emmitsburg, MD to New Oxford in 2004. With support from BFL breeders (giving us our … Continue reading BFL fleeces shown at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival