N-Ewes from Hopeful Shetlands

Monday, March 03, 2008

Shearing Day Come and Gone

Saturday was "S" say at our little farm: shearing day. As usual, some of the fleeces were experiencing a little on sheep felting action, but I was very pleased over all with the quality of the fibre received. There was a little less this year after some of the girls and boys were sold and a manageable number of 49 for the day were clipped. Four of the rams have to wait for their haircuts, so I will have more to look forward to in a month or so. For the first time ever, Karen was able to shear the pygora goats. Usually by shearing time their fleeces have felted and started to molt. They were perfect little Ladies for their trim. All the wool has been sorted and skirted and ready to be sent for processing into rovings and hopefully will be ready for sale at Southwest Seminar this May 3rd. I will also be attending Knitter's Frolic in Toronto in April and WASSOON in May. Hope to see everyone there! Enjoy the photos.


  • All I can say is "WOW! You got 49 fleeces skirted and sorted since Saturday?!?!?" So why are my three fresh fleeces still sitting in their bags down at the barn?

    By Blogger Michelle at Boulderneigh, at 9:04 AM  

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