Over the last few years, our customers have commented on the beauty and quality of the fleeces produced by the Grace Valley Farms flock. Their comments spurred us to begin entering fleeces in various wool shows. For the first time, last year, we entered two fleeces in the Iowa State Fair. We were encouraged by the results, Overall Reserve Champion and 2nd in class.
This year we once again entered fleeces in the Iowa State Fair. This time, increasing our entries from two to four fleeces. When the results were in, our fleeces had taken 3 - 1st in class, 1 - 2nd in class, and Overall Reserve Grand Champion!
An excerpt from the Iowa State Fair Website: Reserve Champion Overall was awarded to Grace Valley Farms of Mont. This is the second year in a row they earned the title.
Falcon's fleece won 1st in class as well as Overall Reserve Grand Champion!
50's-58's 3/8 and 1/4 Blood Combing, White
Frappe's fleece (center, left) took first in her class
50's-58's 3/8 and 1/4 Blood Combing, Colored
Edgar's fleece (center, right) also won 1st in his class
36's-48's Low 1/4, Common and Braid, Colored
Elizabeth's fleece won second in her class
36's-48's Low 1/4, Common and Braid, White
We are grateful for another wonderful year of wool shows! We would especially like to thank Rick & Dee, Aunt Martha, and Pat & Lisa for all their help and encouragement!
Psalms 35:18 - I will give Thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise Thee among much people.