Shepherd’s Harvest Outcome

It was a wonderful time at Shepherd’s Harvest in Lake Elmo, MN this past weekend.  Unlike last year when I borrowed mittens, both days were warm and sunny.  The fleece competition went about as well as could be expected.  Three of my four fleeces got first place ranking (blue) and the 4th got 2nd place – because it was competing against one of my other fleeces.  I was especially happy about receiving 2 ratings of 19, 1 of 18, and 1 of 17 out of a possible 20 pts. for cleanliness and purity.  In all, I sold 8 plus 2 halves out of 10 fleeces taken to the event, so I am very satisfied.  One customer already reported back that she spun some from one of my fleeces “in the grease” and loved it!  I got to talk sheep and wool the entire 2 days, plus was able to see friends and the other exhibits.  It was great!  I’m looking forward to seeing some of the folks who stopped at the both at the North Star Farm Tour September 30th and October 1st.  I’ll be at Clear Spring (Yak) Farm with a couple of this year’s lambs and more wool.

The display got a little sparse towards the end. Note the ribbons displayed on the card/rovings rack.

 

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