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  • Three Bags Full …..

    By Carol Densmore, Cross Wind Farm. Carol  judges wool shows and is an advanced student in the Master Spinner Program as well as a BFL breeder. ……of Long Leicester Wool English – Border – Bluefaced Leicester Instead of researching genealogy and family stories, I tend to apply the same focus on sheep. Especially the breeds I…


  • Fun at the BSG

     Robina Koenig with her natural colored BFL ram lamb, Marley, during the shepherd’s lead contest at the Black Sheep Gathering.  Robina is wearing a sweater she knitted.  She states that Trish, the MC of the show, “really makes the show entertaining for everyone.”


  • National Show Skein and Fiber Art photos

    A view of the vendor booth in the Great Lakes Fiber Show. The booth was available for all BLU members to sell their wares.         Some of the skeins entered in the competition at the national show.       In the foreground is the champion skein, a plyed laceweight 100% BFL…


  • Champion Fleece at national show

    Champion fleece, entered by Nancy Starkey of Maryland.


  • National Show Awards

    These are the awards for the champions in all divisions: CH Ram, CH Ewe, Breeders Flock, Best Headed, CH Skein, CH Fiber Art, CH Fleece, People’s Choice Photo. They will be awarded tonight at the BFL banquet at TJ’s Restaurant in Wooster, OH. Plates are cobalt glass, engraved with the National Show logo, with a…


  • 2012 National Show Fleece Competition

    The forms are available online now. Click on the “About BLU” dropdown box above, then on the “National Show Info”. You can download/print the  contest forms.  Please share these with all interested parties!  The Sheep Show forms will be available soon – just working out the “bugs” in the rules section.


  • Yarn, Fiber Arts and Photography contest forms

    The forms are available online now. Click on the “About BLU” dropdown box above, then on the “National Show Info”. You can download/print the 3 contest forms. Please share these with all interested parties!


  • BLU board member makes national sheep news

    BLU board member Jared Lloyd was recently interviewed for a Sheep Industry News article.  The article focuses on his flock expansion using Shetland and BFL genetics in a large western commercial flock.     http://sheepindustrynews.org/?page=site%2Ftext&nav_id=3b79b0fae814183646395f41f85dc25e&archive_id


  • OREGON FLOCK AND FIBER FESTIVAL

    Clackamas Co Fairgrounds, Canby, Oregon September 24-25, 2011 By Robina Koenig Another Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival has come and gone and fall has arrived in the Pacific Northwest. The temps are chilly at home now as I reflect on the last show of 2011 in our area. Half of the sheep show is a…


  • Bluefaced Leicester yarns flew off the tables at A Wool Gathering festival in Ohio