Bill With Anastasia

Bill With Anastasia
Bill Eatmon - 1955 - 2006 Co-shepherd at Sheltering Pines from June, 1996 to August, 2006.


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

BFL's Arrive at Sheltering Pines

On Saturday, June 17th, Kim Nikolai and Becky Utecht came and visted us here at Sheltering Pines. During their stay I travelled with them to Mark and Brenda Lelli's farm near Coopersville, Michigan. Brenda owns a flock of purebred registered Bluefaced Leicesters. Kim and Becky had come to purchase a few for their farms. I was along for the ride!

I had become acquainted with Bluefaced Leicesters at the Michigan Fiber Festival...having seen them there each year when Brenda and Mark Lelli brought them to show. I fell in love with their soft/fine crimpy/lustrous fleeces. So, I guess it wasn't surprising that when visiting Brenda Lelli's farm, I also came home with a pair of BFL's. I purchased a black ewe lamb and a white ram lamb.

The Bluefaced Leicesters seem to be very docile and extremely curious sheep. While the ones I purchased have not been "tamed" they will come up and smell of my hand through the gate. I think it would not take much to tame them.

I plan to breed them this Autumn. It will be fun adding this breed to our purebred Shetland flock.


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matt-n-jamie said...

Welcome to the BFL fold! We have had 4 jacob bluefaced x lambs in the last week.