Saturday, March 28, 2009

Youth & Blues

At the Maryland 2008 Youth Conservationist Award program, a young man , Joe Goodpaster was chosen to receive the Bluefaced Leicester ewe that was donated by Beechtree Farm.
Over the past year Joe has continually shown his devotion to his Bluefaced Leicester ewe 'ClaraVale' by giving her 110% of his time and attention. Joe and his sister, Rachel, a past recipient of the YCP Bluefaced Leicester, have been outstanding ambassadors for the Bluefaced Leicester breed.
We would like to thank them for their work in promoting and educating others to the many diverse attributes of the Bluefaced Leicester breed.
Here is a picture of Joe learning how to shear Clara. He did a good job.
His sister Rachel did the neck and backend but Joe did the sides and is really proud of himself. Well done Joe!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

History of the Bluefaced Leicester

This booklet was published in the UK for the Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders' Association, and is made available for purchase here in the States to USA breeders and enthusiasts.
It takes an indepth look at the history and development of the Bluefaced Leicester starting with Robert Bakwell's work in the 1700's, and it includes many black & white photos of the breed from as early as 1909. You can order your copy of
'The Bluefaced Leicester ~ A History of the Breed'
by sending your email request to:
The cost of the booklet w/ shipping (in the USA) is $ 23

Monday, March 2, 2009


For Sale: Bluefaced Leicester ewes and rams, white & natural colored, yearling and older, with possible delivery to MSWF. Taking reservations for 2009 lambs. For a complete list enquire at:, or visit:,

Bluefaced Leicesters. White and natural colored. Lambs, yearlings, and adults. We also offer BFL fleece, roving, and handspun yarn when available. Check our website ( for availability or send email to For more information and news, visit: