Saturday, March 9, 2013

Shearing Day

Today it was just me, the shearer and 28 wooly sheep waiting to be shorn, vaccinated and wormed.

My faithful helper was at a quilt retreat and refused to leave to help with shearing this spring--I don't know why. My back up helper was having a good time in Wadena. So, just the two of us to do all the work. We managed quite fine.

Before shearing. The CVM/Romeldales are wearing coats to protect their fleeces from vegetation

Jim Peterson, from Wisconsin, shearing a karakul ewe

After shearing, all fleeced out and contentedly munching hay

About 18 of the sheep are ready to lamb starting the end of March.


  1. Awwww...naked sheep! It's still cold here in MN...hope they don't freeze.

    Will you be selling some of those fleeces at Shepherd's Harvest?

  2. Hi, Rachel, I just skirted the fleeces today and picked out 7 or 8 fleeces to show and sell at the fleece competition at Shepherd's Harvest. Look for them there. I might sell some of the other fleeces in the Anoka Fiber Works Booth (of which I'm a member) at the festival, too.