After entering the fiber scene the first year with some success, and the inability to attend last year, this event was much anticipated for many reasons. We are a small farm and do not attend shows. This past year of hard work and watching fleeces grow, I was interested to see how little Windsor Wool Farm would do. It is not often I get to mingle with fiber folk and it was a real treat.
My lovely white ram King Edward won first in the Longwool category. I had watched him grow that fleece all year and was very proud of him. Since the arrival of York, that is all anyone has talked about: "Oh, York is so beautiful, Oh, York has such wonderful black wool, Oh, York had 10 amazing lambs, 6 black, 4 black-factored whites, 8 ewes, 2 rams." He was so sick of York; morning, noon and night. So, when Edward found out I was entering HIS fleece, it took some of the sting of the past year's injustice of seeing his ewes with the new guy and no lambs of his own.
This beautiful fleece was sold to June Potere of Winchester who appreciates it as much as I.