It's the final countdown to this year's Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival this weekend!! Its been a whirlwind this week, but we are super excited! We've been working on some last minute things in the mill before we are headed to the fairgrounds Friday! We will be in the Main Expo Hall again this year at booth C21! Look forward to seeing everyone there!
Wow... what a weekend!! I am really glad that I decided to go along with my Mom, Madi, and Matt to Angora Nationals this past weekend. We had a wonderful time and our rabbits were very well received on the tables! The most tresured part of the trip for me were the many memories that we made, the necessary trip to Bd's Mongolian Grill, and the good conversations that I had with people I only get to see a select few times a year. As far as our rabbits, I am very excited to anno...unce that Shaw's Fuzzy Friends Panera (my Giant Angora Junior Doe) won 1st in her class out of 9 and Best of Breed not only in the National show, but in both of the Michigan All Breed Shows yesterday. I have to thank my sister Madi Shaw for giving Panera to me to coat out from a litter that she bred and raised. Matt's does also placed right behind Panera with his 2 junior does as well! My sister Madi had an amazing day with Best of Breed Giant Angora in the National Show and both All Breed Shows as well a Opposite of Breed English in the National Show and Best of Breed English in both All Breed Shows... she went on to receive BIS and RIS in Show B with her English and Giant and BIS in Show A with her English! We also participated in the Wool/Skein/Garment contest all of which received great comments and placings. We were bummed that we couldn't stay for the show today, but we were more concerned about getting the rabbits back home, settled, and selfishly wanted to sleep in our own beds tonight! Thank you very much to the Michigan Club, Narbc, and all of the volunteers for hosting such a fun National Show! We had a lot of fun, but we are glad to be home again! Congratulations to everyone on their well deserved wins this weekend, both in Open and Youth!
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We had quite an enjoyable weekend hosting the Central Pennsylvania Weaving Guild! Our family worked together doing mill tours, shearing demo's, meet and greets with all of the animals, a catered lunch, an overview of the maple syrup operation, and a cheese 101 class! It was a lot of fun and such an enjoyable group of individuals!
Just another day at Blue Mountain... Making babydoll corespun, washing up some alpaca, class #2 on the knitting machines, and baby animal fun! For those of you who have Angora here for processing... Your fiber is up next! :)
We had a wonderful day and great company for our shearing event! Thanks to all who came out, shared stories, and created good laughs!
Tomorrow's shearing day! If you'd like to come out and be a part of our shearing day to watch the sheep and goats get their "haircuts," you and your family are more than welcome. We will be shearing from 10-3. To those interested in joining us, we will also show you around our fiber mill, you can meet the spring babies from this year so far, visit our yarn shop, and we will have hot dogs and chicken corn soup! Hope to see you tomorrow!
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