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wooly wednesday - shearing

I’ve been busy skirting this year’s wool clip. Bella, one of my favorite natural colored Shetland ewes. I’m really fond of her variegated fleece for the depth and tactile quality! 13 more words

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Black Sheep, Black Sheep

Since today is a crap day – as in, “holy hell, I can’t see out to the road for the damned blizzard!” kind of crap day – I thought I’d write about something close to my heart. 432 more words

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Our First Shearing Day!

We were very nervous about our first shearing day. Thankfully, everything went well.  Kristen Rosser did a great job! And a special thank you to Mother Nature who gave us a chilly day rather than a wet, snowy day as first predicted.

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Wonders of wool

The fleeces from our mixed flock have always proved to be a bit of a problem to get rid of.  Up to now a select few have been passed on to a some of those we know who are into woolly crafts but the majority end up getting a few pounds through the normal Wool Marketing Board route. 285 more words

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Snowy Day!

Yesterday, the sheep were out in pasture and generally enjoying the day.  Nettle was running up and sliding down the frozen compost pile.  I wish I had a camera to capture Nettle playing.  47 more words

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