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.
Please put the Seventh National BFL Show on your calendar— June 29th at the Black Sheep Gathering in Albany, OR. BLU is accepting sponsors*** for the awards for this show. If you would like to sponsor an award, the cost is $50 per award (you may partner with another breeder if needed). Make your check … Continue reading Sponsors needed for 2018 National BFL Show
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
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
A Bluefaced Leicester fleece grown and entered by BLU board member Karen Szewc took Best in Show during the recent Josephine county fair in Grants Pass, OR.
Winning the People's Choice award in the Black Sheep Gathering fiber arts competition for the third year in a row was BLU board member Karen Szewc's entry in the Felting:humanoid or critter category.
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.
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
The BLU National Show Committee is now taking proposals for the 2014 National Bluefaced Leicester Show venue. The deadline to make proposals is JANUARY 1, 2016. Here is the new proposal form. If you are interested, please fill it out and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org 2016 Show Proposal Form You will also find the proposal form … Continue reading 2016 National BFL show proposals wanted
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