Awards

We’ve Won

This year

Because our breeding stock and their descendants at various farms often compete in shows throughout the Midwest, and because of the brisk sales of our fiber, we no longer hold back fleeces with which to compete in these events. During the 2013, 2014, and 2015 show season, fleeces that trace back to our farm were top winners at the Iowa State Fair, the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival, and many other such regional and national competitions.  We still attend these shows – we just no longer feel the need to compete with fleeces from animals still living on our farm!

These are the results from the time period during which we did show our fleeces:

2012 Show Results

Iowa State Fair:

  • White Farm Flock 36’s – 48’s Low ¼, common  and braid: 2nd Place
  • 64’s Fine and ½ Blood combing; 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Places
  • Colored Handspinning 50’s – 58’s 3/8 and 1/4 Blood combing; 3rd Place
  • Colored Handspinning 36’s – 48’s Low ¼, common and braid and hair: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Places

 

2011 Show Results

Iowa State Fair: 

  • Overall Grand Champion Fleece
  • Grand Champion White Farm Flock Fleece
  • Grand Champion Colored Handspinning Fleece
  • Reserve Champion Colored Handspinning Fleece
  • White Farm Flock 60’s-64’s Fine and ½ Blood combing: 4th Place
  • White Farm Flock 50’s – 58’s 3/8 and ¼ Blood combing: 1st & 3rd Places
  • 64’s Fine and ½ Blood combing: 1st & 2nd Places
  • Colored Handspinning 36’s – 48’s Low ¼, common and braid and hair: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Places

2010 Show Results

Iowa Sheep & Wool Festival (Adel, IA):

  • Second Place Overall Fleece
  • First Place Medium Colored Handspinning Fleece
  • Third Place Medium Colored Handspinning Fleece

 Iowa State Fair:  

  • Overall Grand Champion Fleece
  • Overall Reserve Champion Fleece
  • Grand Champion White Farm Flock Fleece
  • Grand Champion Colored Handspinning Fleece
  • Reserve Champion Colored Handspinning Fleece
  • 36’s-48’s White Farm Flock Fleeces: 1st Place
  • 36’s-48’s Colored Handspinning Fleeces: 1st Place
  • 50’s-58’s Colored Handspinning Fleeces: 1st Place
  • 60’s-64’s White Farm Flock Fleeces: 1st Place
  • 60’s-64’s Colored Handspinning Fleeces: 1st Place & 2nd Place

2009 Show Results

Iowa State Fair:

  • Over-all Grand Champion Fleece
  • Grand Champion White Farm Flock Fleece
  • Reserve Champion White Farm Flock Fleece
  • Grand Champion Colored Handspinning Fleece
  • Reserve Champion Colored Handspinning Fleece
  • 36’s-48’s White Farm Flock Fleeces:  1st Place
  • 36’s-48’s Colored Handspinning Fleeces: 1st Place
  • 50’s-58’s White Farm Flock Fleeces:  1st Place
  • 50’s-58’s Colored Handspinning Fleeces: 1st Place
  • 60’s-64’s White Farm Flock Fleeces:  1st Place
  • 60’s-64’s Colored Handspinning Fleeces: 1st Place & 2nd Place

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival:

  • Naturally Colored Fine Fleeces: 3rd Place

2008 Show Results:

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival (Howard CO, MD):  

  • Purebred Romney Class – 2nd Place

Heart of America (Sedalia, MO): 

  • Best of Show
  • Grand Champion White Division
  • Medium White: 1st Place
  • Medium Colored: 1st Place & 2nd Place
  • Longwool/Coarse White: 1st Place
  • Longwool/Coarse Colored: 1st place, 2nd Place, & 3rd Place
Iowa State Fair:  
  • Over-all Champion Fleece
  • Champion White Fleece
  • Champion Colored Fleece
  • 36’s-48’s White Farm Fleeces:  1st Place
  • 36’s-48’s Colored Handspinning Fleeces: 1st Place & 2nd Place
  • 60’s-64’s White Farm Fleeces:  5th Place
  • 60’s-64’s Colored Handspinning Fleeces:  1st Place & 3rd Place
Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival: 
  • Natural Colored Fine Fleece: 1st Place
  • White Medium Fleece: 2nd Place
  • Natural Colored Coarse Fleece: 4th Place
  • Natural Colored Longwool Fleece: 4th Place

 2007 Show Results:

Shepherd’s Harvest (Lake Elmo, MN):  

  • Purebred Romney Class- 1st Place & 2nd Place
  • White Medium Class- 3rd Place
  • Colored Medium Class- 1st Place & 2nd Place
  • Colored Long/Coarse Class- 1st Place
Heart of America (Sedalia, MO): 
  • Best of Show
  • Grand Champion White Division
  • Reserve Champion Colored Division
  • Medium Colored: 1st Place
  • Longwool/Coarse White: 1st Place
  • Longwool/Coarse Colored: 1st place, 2nd Place, & 3rd Place

 

Iowa Summer Sheep & Wool Festival (Adel, IA): 
  • Longwool Purebred: 1st Place, 2nd Place, & Honorable Mention
  • Colored Longwool Crossbred: 1st place & 2nd Place
  • White Longwool Crossbred: 1st Place

Estes Park Wool Market (Estes Park, CO): 

  • Grand Champion Colored Fleece
  • Colored Medium Ewe Fleece: 1st Place
  • Colored Medium/Coarse Ewe Fleece: 1st Place
  • Colored Medium/Longwool Ewe Fleece: 1st Place
  • Colored Longwool Ewe Fleece: 2nd Place
  • Colored Longwool Ram Fleece: 2nd Place

Iowa State Fair: 

  • Over-all Champion Fleece
  • Champion White Fleece
  • Champion Colored Fleece
  • 36’s-48’s Colored Handspinning Fleeces: 1st Place & 2nd Place
  • 36’s-48’s White Farm Fleeces:  1st Place
  • 40’s-58’s Colored Handspinning Fleeces: 1st Place
Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival: 
  • Reserve Champion White Handspinning Fleece
  • Natural Colored Medium Fleece: 1st Place
  • White Longwool Fleece:  1st Place
  • Natural Colored Coarse Fleece:4th Place
  • Natural Colored Longwool Fleece: 4th Place

 

2006 Show Results:

Shepherd’s Harvest (Lake Elmo, MN):

  • Purebred Romney Class – 1st Place, 2nd Place & 3rd Place
  • White Longwool Class- 1st Place
  • Colored Longwool Class- 2nd Place

 

Heart of America (Sedalia, MO):

  • Best of Show
  • Grand Champion Colored Division
  • Reserve Champion White Division
  • Coarse Colored: 1st Place & 2nd Place
  • Coarse White: 1st Place
Iowa Summer Sheep and Wool Festival (Adel, IA):
  • Best of Show
  • Colored Coarse: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Honorable Mention
  • White Coarse: 3rd Place
Estes Park Wool Market (Estes Park, CO):
  • Colored Wether: 1st Place
  • Colored Ram (Coarse): 1st Place
  • Colored Ewe (Medium-Coarse): 1st Place
Iowa State Fair (Des Moines, IA):
  • Reserve Champion
  • Colored Longwool Class – 1st Place & 2nd Place
  • White Longwool Class – 3rd Place
Wisconsin Fleece & Wool Festival (Jefferson, WI):
  • Reserve Champion Colored Fleece
  • Colored Coarse: 2nd Place
  • Colored Longwool: 1st Place