Shearing Day

Diddley on stepping stones

So today was sheep (and goat) shearing day.  It is the biggest day of the year for me as a shepherd.  We worked hard getting everything ready, including placing down cottonwood stepping “stones” and bark in front of the barn.  Below are the photos of the sheep being sheared and the shearing crew at work.

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I managed not to get any photos of Tom or myself.  But here are the sheep after being sheared.

For once the weather was not horrible.  The black sheep went wild after being sheared, running and jumping.  Here they are with the lighter sheep looking on.

Now I have to get the wool dried, then skirted and evaluated.  If you would like some wool, let me know.

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4 Responses to Shearing Day

  1. eliz martin says:

    Was a great day, do like the cottonwood stepping stones…..there were many wonderful fleeces and enjoyed the moment to gather and re-connect to the preparation for spinning and learning new things….especially after special cider and pizza, MMMmmmmmm.

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  2. Denise says:

    lots of beautiful fleeces again this year. I’ve worked up little sample of the Bam Bam wool I brought home, and it’s really lovely stuff. thanks again for cider and za. was fun hanging out and doing some wool-work with everyone 🙂

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