My oldest Border Leicester ewe, Ebony, left us on the 12th She had been going down hill the last couple of weeks and when she quit eating I knew it was just a matter of time. All my ewe flock originates from her and her triplet sister, ivory, who passed two years ago at age 14.
Her 2014 fleece just won second place in the Natural Colored medium wool class at Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. The fleece that beat hers was also a silver Border Leicester and it went on to win the overall award and traveling trophy. Well done Ebony, walk slow I will catch up later.