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!
This article was originally published in The Shepherd Magazine. Written by Carol Densmore, Cross Wind Farm, Michigan. Learning to spin opened the door to the fiber arts world and led to the rediscovery of the hard work and farm life that I grew up in. As a hand spinner I knew I couldn’t live … Continue reading Bluefaced Leicester: A Breed For All Markets
Congratulations to Liongate Farm for their Best in Show white BFL fleece at the recent Josephine Co fair in Grants Pass, OR.
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!
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 … Continue reading Dr Geof Ruppert will judge the BFL fleeces at the national 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
Long, lustrous, luxurious BFL locks. In a CAT-egory all by themselves.
BLU member Glenda Moore won Best in Show for her shawl at the North Carolina State Fair. The yarn is from a 3/4 BFL ewe.
BLU youth member Rhiannon Curley entered a single fleece in the open class wool show during the recent Deschutes county fair in Redmond, OR. It was from her new ram, Jehovah's Cornerstone. The fleece placed champion in the BFL division, and then it took Reserve Grand Champion Fleece in the wool show.