Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Blackfrosts Midnight X Fire
aka. 'Ursa'
Belgian Groenendael
8 months old
'Ursa' and John
October 1992

Not Sheep ! (continued)

Maiala Lady Kelsey Beechtree
aka. 'Kelsey'
Australian Terrier
Greta & Kelsey

Prince & Michelle

aka. 'Sam'


'Tara' sledding with the girls
Dog Sledding on a frozen lake
CH Teraways Alcantara of Tacara
& Tacaras Alto of Blackfrost
CH Teraways Alcantara of Tacara , CD

Animals & Life ~ Before Sheep

'Miss K Tee Leo'
aka. 'Kate'
Skijoring 'Quarter Horse Style' after a fresh snow.

' Morgan'
My Irish Setter, and "my" first dog.

Teraway's Alcantara of Tacara
aka. 'Tara'
7 1/2 weeks old
My first Belgian Tervuren

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cocklaw & Rossiebank Progeny ~ For Sale

For Sale: Bluefaced Leicesters

This is a rare opportunity to add the newest UK imported bloodlines in your Bluefaced Leicester flock, as well as several of my other UK imports. I have F1 and F2 progeny available of:

The Rossiebank progeny carry dense, well crimped and purled fleeces, good pigment, and great conformation.

Ewe lamb:
4-blue 'Rosebank' F1
white (S) Rossiebank x Titan-CHV2 $425

The Cocklaw progeny have excellent conformation & breed type, and dense- lustrous fleeces.

Ewe lamb:
17-green 'Roslin' F1
white (TRP) Cocklaw x Titan F2 $ 425

Ram lambs:
11-green 'Fernham' F1
white (TRP) Cocklaw x Barlaes F1 $ 450

45-orange 'Rookhope' F2
black (TRP) Cocklaw F1 x CHV2-Barlaes-Titan $ 400

47-orange 'Kirkhope' F2
white (TRP) Cocklaw F1 x CHV2-Barlaes-Titan $ 425

117-black 'Burndale' F2
black (TRP) Cocklaw F1 x Barlaes F1 $ 425

Other bloodlines:

Ewe lambs:
34-orange 'GlenMaye' F2
white (TRP) CHV2 F1 x Barlaes F1 $400

48-ograne 'MidnyteMist'
black (TW) CHV2 F2 x Loyalty-Laird $ 400

Yearling rams:
24-orange 'Verteris' F2
black (TW) CHV2 F1 x Titan F2 $ 500
Stunning, long bodied, fine fleeced- good skin , excellent structure & disposition.
Champion NC BFL ram at WSWF 2009, CH NC LW Ram at MFF

Adult rams:
7-orange 'Haydon' F1
white (S) CarryHouseV2 x EbonyBoy $ 500
Haydon is a proven sire for purebred & mules, he has excellent conformation & breed type, sound feet & legs, and a good mouth. CH BFL ram at WSWF 2008, and CH Mule Progeny Group at WSWF 2008.

57-black 'Silverdale' F1
black (TW) Barlaes x EbonyBoy $450
To date, Silverdale has been our most consistent sire of purebred progeny, stamping his offspring with long bodies, good feet & legs, and stunning fleeces. Just about every ewe and ram in the flock carries him as its sire or grand sire.

Email me at: beechtrfrm@aol.com for more details.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Gift Ideas

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

Saturday, October 31, 2009

"Trick or Treat"

Happy Halloween Everyone
From: Beechtree's Blues

Monday, October 26, 2009

Handspun Yarns

Below are 2 more photos of handspun yarns that I have available.
There are also several bobbins of white & natural colored Border Leicester waiting to be plied together, time permitting. They should each finish out to be around 1 lb. of each color.
Dark Hunter Green ~ English Medium-Fine Wool
2-ply (15.8 oz)
$ 3.00/ oz
*the photo is not representative of its true green

Wool - Mohair blend
Slub- singles
$ 3.50/ oz (1 lb: 15 oz)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bluefaced Photographic History Tour

During my recent visit with Glenn Shapiro at her Hazelwood Farm, I took the opportunity to take a few photographs of the Bluefaced Leicester photo collections that were throughout the house. These represent some of Hazelwood's finest Leicesters from the past and present.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hand Spun Yarn ~ For Sale

SOLD White Teeswater 2-ply
$ 3.50/ oz
Two lots: (1 lb: 2 oz ) and (15 oz)
Dyed ~ Wool-mohair blend 2-ply
$ 3.50/ oz
Two lots: (15 oz) and (14.8 oz)
Felted Hat
wool - mohair blend
$ 40.00

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lanark ~ Best Western

Like my son said, this has to be one of the coolest looking 'Best Western' hotels, when he saw these photos of one of the hotels I stayed at during my recent UK trip.
The inside views didn't disappoint me either.
Cartland Bridge Hotel
Lanark, Scotland

and it even had 'WiFi' that worked.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fall Flock Photos

The replacement ewe lamb flock with
'Jack Daniels' (aka 'Dan')

A group of the adult Blue Leicester ewes

Friday, October 9, 2009

Beechtrees 'EdenVale'

The sheep superintendent at the WSWF just sent me this photo that was taken of 'EdenVale'
just after being awarded the
Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe for the WSWF 2009.
Beechtrees 'EdenVale'
Now that her show days are behind her, its time she got down to the business of producing the next generation of Bluefaced Leicester progeny to follow in her footsteps.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Majestic Specimen Trees ~ Scotland

Stately ~ Monkey Puzzle Tree

Wind twisted ~ Beech Tree

Ancient ~ English Oak Tree

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Last of the Shetland photos

just weaned group
Earlier weaned lambs

more of the early set of lambs

Some of the Ewe flock

More from Middletown Farm

Robin with Squishy

The rams relaxing

Copper deficiency band in a colored lamb fleece

Middletown Farm's wool room

Shetland's at Middletown Farm

Squarely standing ewe

Square ewe with a nice topline

Three older tups

Yearling tup

Monday, September 28, 2009

NSA Border & Wales Ram Sale ~ BFL's ring 1

R. Harding 'Shrewbridge' putting his tups thru the sale's ring.
Judges: Neil Laing & Matt Drummond
With the Bluefaced Leicester ~ Builth Wells Ram Sale Champion
bred & exhibited by M. Roberts 'Myfyrian'

Monday, September 14, 2009

Great Lakes ~ Blues Show & WSWF

Whew! What a weekend.
The Great Lakes ~ Bluefaced Leicester Show was a great success.
I have to thank John & Christine Stott for coming to Wisconsin, and for being such warm and charming guests. I know everyone was delighted to meet them, and to get the chance to chat with them and learn more from John about Bluefaced Leicesters, as well as Mules, and farming in the UK.
I would also like to thank all those who stepped in and offered their help before, during, and after the shows, and with the evenings "Meet the Stott's reception".
I could not have managed without their help. Everything was so well done!
We arrived home around 12:30 AM, unloaded about 1/2 the sheep into temporary pens set up in the yard, fed & watered them all, pulled the truck up to the house and crawled in for a few hours of shut eye before beginning today.
I will get the results of the shows posted later this week, after I unload the truck and locate them. I did upload a few pixs that Mark managed to take at the end of the day on Sunday, and more photos will follow as they arrive in from the other exhibitors.
I hope all who came to Wisconsin enjoyed themselves, and that everyone had a safe journey home.

Bluefaced Leicester Champion Ewe
2009 WSWF Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe
Beechtrees 'EdenVale'
Judge: John Stott 'LAUND FARM'
President ~ UK BFLSBA

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

MFF ~ Natural Colored Flock

Many thanks to Betty Shetterly, the show superintendent, for taking this group photo of us in the ring at Michigan Fiber Festival.
Natural Colored Flock
(and thanks to those willing & unsuspecting folks who end up helping us hold and show sheep)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Haydon progeny

Below are a few different lambs sired by Haydon.
Haydon (CHV2) x Sweethope (CLT1)

Haydon (CHV2) x MistyGrey (BLT5)

Haydon (CHV2) x Clarilaw (CLT1)