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Ranfurly Farm BFLS and Gotland Sheep

June 6,2011

Just back from the Lower Mainland Sheep Producers Association Fleece Show and Sale where I participated in the Show and Sale and also as a fibre vendor!  The event was held on Belmont Farm in Langley, Saturday June 4th.  Belmont Farm must be a heritage site - the house was built in 1901 and although the dairy herd was dispersed some time ago, the family still owns the farm and makes use of the land.  It was a beautiful location for the event.

The big BRAG is that one of the Bluefaced Leicester fleeces that I entered in the show was awarded the "Spinners' Delight" prize and I have a magnificent claret coloured ribbon to prove it.  Better yet, the ribbon bears the names Glibbery and Tuytel in recognition of their work in the association and their sponsorship.  Judith Glibbery is a friend and fellow guild member (Shuswap Spinners and Weavers' Guild) and so winning this particular prize became even more meaningful!

The BFL fleeces were a big hit and sold quickly.  BFL fibre seemed to draw a great deal of interest from the spinners on site which is exciting!  It was a great day and I met lots of interesting spinners, weavers and sheep producers!

More later, but just a quick picture of some of the ewes and lambs chewing their cud under the fir tree in the pasture next to the house.  This photo was taken on May 5th so you can see that I am not kidding about how late spring is around here.

I have had 41 lambs this season and will have some photos to post shortly.  I will have have registered breeding stock, fibre and market lambs for sale.  There are some yearling rams that I held back as well as this year's ram lambs - grandsons of Gigrin Red Kite and also from Carryhouse as well as sons from my Autumn Hills Finnegan ram.  Watch for details.