Fleece on the Hoof

We have our texel sheep shorn in the Feb/March timeframe.  We trailer them over to a neighbor’s farm for sheering day.  Our friends have a few hundred sheep, and hire a shearing team from Blacksburg, VA to come for the day.  We put our sheep up in the barn overnight to keep them warm before the trip over.  It helps get their lanolin flowing and makes the job easier.  We got between four and almost ten pounds of fleece per sheep this year.  If you are curious about what texel fleece looks like as yarn (I was), here’s a local fiber artist who was at shearing day with us last year.  She blogged about spinning it.  It’s pretty!  http://feelinfibers.blogspot.com/2009/02/new-fleece-what-is-it.html

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Tom & Nell
    Dec 11, 2010 @ 09:34:03

    Connie, your mom gave me your website and I have enjoyed seeing your farm and the “going on’s”. Ha I am so proud of you and can’t believe you are doing so much since moving to farm. I will continue to keep up with you. I have shared this with Pam and her hubby, also.


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