Amy sent me this picture tonight. I’m not sure what all the ribbons represent, but she did tell me that the sweater earned four ribbons and a check for me and a check for Mim as winners of the Grown in
This sweater represents more than just the ribbons. No one in our guild had worked with Shetland fleeces. When I bought the first Shetland fleece from Mary Beth Bullington and brought it back from Black Sheep several years ago, it caught Mim's attention. She hadn't raised sheep since her son was in 4-H, but wanted to start again. She did a lot of research on breed lines and ultimately selected animals that I believe have and will continue to produce exceptional fleeces - and personalities. This sweater and these ribbons represent some impressive animal genetics and, did I mention that the Champ lives here?!