Well, it's that time of year again ... Summer Fair Season!
The Iowa State Fair represented our second of three wool competitions for 2014. We entered 6 fleeces this year.
Frosty's fleece won:
1st place in 36's-48's Low 1/4, Common and Braid, Colored
Grand Champion Hand-Spinning Fleece
Overall Reserve Grand Champion Fleece
This marks the third year in a row that Grace Valley Farms has had the Overall Reserve Champion fleece at the Iowa State Fair!
Daisy's fleece won 1st place in her class (top)
36's-48's Low 1/4, Common and Braid, White
Garfield's lamb fleece won 1st place in his class (bottom left)
50's-58's 3/8 and 1/4 Blood Combing, Colored
Gilbert's lamb fleece won 1st place in his class (bottom right)
50's-58's 3/8 and 1/4 Blood Combing, White
Gomer's fleece took second in his class, behind Garfield's fleece.
Faith's fleece won a red ribbon in her class behind Frosty's Overall Reserve Champion fleece.
Special thanks to Rick and Dee Heinrich for transporting our fleeces to the fair.
Photo Credits: Martha Meyer