First Shearing of the Year

We sheared the first third of the flock today including the yearlings. This is the first shearing in which I have had hands on participation and there was an air of energy and excitement in the barn before we began. The yearlings were nervous, they could tell something was going on.

Irri and Daenarys were first and then we moved quickly through the yearlings. I have so much respect for the shearer. Back-breaking work!


I skirted the fleeces afterward. It was definitely a cold, windy day for the outdoor work but I really enjoyed it. And my daughter helping me made it just wonderful!

How beautiful are these fleeces? WP_20140316_035WP_20140316_038

She worked so hard and was so eager to learn everything about the process from sheep wrangling to shearing to skirting. Now we just need to get it all to the mill. It will be wonderful to have the brown and black lambs wool in the shop.


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