We went to Montrose to attend the Colorado Woolgrowers Convention on 22 and 23 July.

I was thrilled to be chosen as the 2009 Colorado Woolgrower of the Year “In recognition of your dedication to improve and promote the Colorado sheep industry.”

I managed to finish the cloak and wore it up to the award presentation.

This award covers all of Colorado and has never been awarded to a small or farm flock person before. Also never given to a rare breed or black sheep person. It was truly an honor to be chosen by the industry to represent Colorado shepherds for 2009.