Thursday, April 22, 2010

Blues, Youth, Lambs, and the YCP

Last year's recipient of the Youth Conservationist Program, Nick Wenger, recently sent an update about his Bluefaced Leicester ewe, Beechtrees 'Carron'.
After receiving Carron at the 2009 YCP Awards at the MSWF, Nick and Carron went on to compete in several Pennsylvania Fairs and shows, taking the purple rosette at the Elizabethtown Fair. As part of his contract with the YCP program to breed Carron, Nick purchased a Bluefaced Leicester ram lamb, aka Fred, from a pair of previous Bluefaced Leicester YCP recipients, Rachel & Joe Goodpaster.
Nick has learned to hand blade shear his sheep, as well as to hand card, and then spin the wool. In March, Carron presented Nick with a set of triplet Bluefaced Leicester lambs, two ewes and a ram. Mother and lambs are doing great!
We look forward to seeing Nick at the MSWF, for the presentation of his YCP 1st year report.

Awesome job Nick & Carron !
'Carron' with her 2010 triplet Bluefaced Leicester lambs

2009 YCP Bluefaced Leicester ewe 'Carron' donated by Beechtree Farm to Nick Wenger.

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