Unusual Autumn Harvests

Gotland sheen

First I sheared our two Gotland-Finn-Shetland lambs.  I thought I was going to like Maybelle’s black fleece best, but then I saw the Gotland grey sheen on Wynette’s and was mesmerized.  Here they are sheared (I left neck muffs on purpose).

sheared lambs

Then I picked the quince off of our ex-pear tree.


This is the first time I have ever seen a quince.  The plan is to make quince wine.  I then laid out the lambs fleeces to dry.

Maybelle fleece

Maybelle fleece

Wynette fleece

Wynette fleece

I will dry, skirt, weigh and judge these fleeces.  Then I will bring them to the Holiday Festival to sell.

Now I will root the Seahawks to victory.  Go Hawks!!!

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4 Responses to Unusual Autumn Harvests

  1. Gail Von Bargen says:

    Donna! I sold Little Red Oak Farm, but there was a small pear tree that had died back to its quince rootstock. I’m guessing that’s what you have here! good to see. Best, Gail


  2. Liz says:

    That silvery gray is beautiful!


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