Sunday, December 28, 2008

Farewell to Buck

Beechtrees Ohio Buckeye
May 29, 1994 - December 27, 2008
Our 1st Livestock Guardian Dog ~ Buck
pictured at 4 1/2 months old
October 1994
Buck taught us a lot about what it was to be a good LGD.

Forever faithful to his human family, his sheep flock, and his farm.
Always ready to announce a visitors arrival, keep strangers away from his sheep, bark at those gawking Sunday drivers and low flying birds, and he was tough on racoons and skunks.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Beechtree Farm interview

Recently I was contacted by a local fiber group to do an interview about my Bluefaced Leicester flock for a podcast. You can find the links below for their podcast, and their blogspot that has posted some photos taken at the farm during the interview.

The title of the interview is:
Here a sheep, There a sheep...

Shownotes available at

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Supreme Champion Ram class WSWF

Reserve Supreme Champion WSWF 2008
Judge: Justin Luther
Ram: Bluefaced Leicester - Beechtrees 'BenNevis'
Supreme Champion Class
from right to left: CH Bluefaced Leicester,
CH Border Leicester,
CH Natural Colored Leicester - (Bluefaced Leicester)

WSWF Champions

CH Natural Colored Leicester
Beechtrees 'Cragganmore'
Judge: Justin Luther
CH Natural Colored Leicester
Beechtrees 'JaneEyre'
Judge: Justin Luther, Fargo, ND
CH Bluefaced Leicester Ram
Beechtrees 'BenNevis'
Judge: David Cruikshank, Castle Douglas, Scotland
CH Bluefaced Leicester Ewe
Beechtrees 'EdenVale'
Judge: David Cruikshank, President UK-BFLSBA

Bluefaced Leicester Rams - For Sale

Beechtrees 'BenNevis'
$ 550
Choosen as CH BFL ram by UK judge at WSWF, and then went on to overall win
Res. Sup. CH WSWF 2008
Excellent conformation, fleece, and breed type. Super temperament.
Beechtrees 'MacLellan'
$ 500
Excellent finely purled dense fleece, quiet disposition, and halter broke.

Beechtrees 'Kippford'
$ 250 w/o papers -
For Crossing sire
Kipp is a proven purebred sire- his mouth is now 'just over' so I would suggest he go for crossing. Excellent conformation, and good body and loin length.

Beechtrees 'Cragganmore'
$ 500

Cragganmore - Fleece
$ 40

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Holiday gift ideas

For the Bluefaced Leicester enthusiast we have a lovely selection of hard to come-by Bluefaced Leicester collectable for sale. For more information on any of the items listed below, please contact me at: beechtrfrm (at)

The first item is a booklet about the History of the Bluefaced Leicester. This is an invaluable reference material to add to your Bluefaced Leicester library. $ 23.00 w/ shipping

Perfect for sipping a hot cup of tea from, our next item is no longer in production and it was produced by Border Fine Arts, Studio collection.
This 'Bluefaced Leicester' breed mug was approved and produced for the UK Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders' Association.
I have 2 of these available, priced at $ 28.00 each (plus s&h)

Next we have a Stef's figurine of the Bluefaced Leicester, which is not currently available on the Stef's website. $ 40.00 (plus s&h)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


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