Our sheep got their annual haircut today. The wool is so much thicker and a much higher quality than last year. It's to be expected - they are very well fed.
I received a phone call today ... about an emergency shearing. Well, maybe not an 'emergency' in the strictest sense of the word. The pair of sheep in question had dredlocked wool that would rival any hippie. It was tough but I'm sure they're feeling much lighter tonight.
We've been processing the fleece from our sheep. Although I initially used Viking wool combs to comb the clean fleece, I ended up purchasing a drum carder, which made it so much easier and less time consuming to process it. I also started spinning the wool into yarn. Again, I started with a spindle and… Continue reading Processing the Fleece
The sheep needed a haircut so we set about shearing them. We got beautiful wool in all shades from white to tan, brown to black and some gray.
Neil spent last week honing his sheep shearing skills. This week, we will be putting those skills to the test on our own flock.
Sheep back on the job mowing the courtyard. Iris, in the back, is having a snooze. #foodcoma
Who needs a lawnmower when you have sheep? We've been moving the sheep from their grazing area to our inner courtyard so they can keep the grass down. It's a win-win--they get an all-you-can-eat salad bar and we don't have to mow. The big plan is to get some portable electric fencing and move them… Continue reading #SheepLife