Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Congratulations Graham & Margaret!!!
We are just home from the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival and proud to mention that our friends Graham & Margaret won second place in the double coated spinning fleece category with a beautiful fleece from one of their Scottish Black Face lambs! It was the first time any of their fleeces have been shown and we are so proud! The sheep pictured is our Devlyn who my hubby adopted this past spring from Graham & Margaret's flock. He is a great example of the quality sheep (SBF) that they raise on acres and acres of well cared for pastures. They also raise North Country Cheviots, British Suffolk and a few crosses of the breeds that are called 'mules'.
We are lucky to purchase their wool each year and just love spending the day there at shearing time in the rolling hills that surround their farm. They also raise working Border Collies so it is a great treat to see them at work moving the sheep about on shearing day. And of course being around a ton of lambs is just a day in heaven for me too!!!! ha!
We got to visit with lots of our sheep friends and even met some of our website customers that we have never met in person before--it was just way too fun to have a booth there with so much going on to see and do! Off I go to get ready for one more show this weekend--if you are in the Monroe area this weekend please pop in and say hello! Cheese Days is a great way to spend a day--lots of fun activities and of course CHEESE!