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2019 Fleece Show Wrap-Up

Fiber enthusiasts love the fleece show at the Common Ground Country Fair. English photo

Fiber enthusiasts love the fleece show at the Common Ground Country Fair. English photo

March 2020

Rae Reimer of Bittersweet Farm in Arundel judged Saturday’s wool and alpaca fleece show at the 2019 Common Ground Country Fair, fielding questions from observers and sharing her in-depth knowledge with all. The show highlighted some of the best of the best in fiber from nine participants. Our angora bunny fiber judge was Jenny Smith of Underhill Farm and Fiber Mill.

The following received ribbons and premiums:

Wool first place – Becky Bartovics of Cider Hill Farm in North Haven for both colored and white fleeces; Wanatha Garner of Long Cove Farm in Vinalhaven for colored fleece; Sanna McKim of Edgecomb Road in Belfast for dual-coat color

Wool second place – Nan Fickett of Integrity Wensleydales in Monroe for colored fleece; Sanna McKim of Edgecomb Road in Belfast for dual-coat white fleece; Joe Miller  of Rivercroft Farm in Starks – one for fine white and one for long white fleece; Jon Starr of Ellis River Farm in Rumford for dual-coat white

Wool third place – Wanatha Garner of Long Cove Farm in Vinalhaven for fine white fleece; Joe Miller of Rivercroft Farm in Starks for long color fleece; Jon Starr of Ellis River Farm in Rumford for dual-coat color

Alpaca first and second place – Brenda Simoneau of Justa Alpaca Farm in Farmington

Angora first and second place – Beth Acker of Ackers Acres Angoras in New Gloucester

Best in Show – Becky Bartovics of Cider Hill Farm in North Haven for colored adult long wool fleece

All show participants received their judging forms with scores and judges’ comments.

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