Ready for Summer!
This week, with the onset of the warmer weather and the seed heads drying on the weeds, it was time to shear the sheep! There are 14 ewes and 1 ram. Leslie wasn't able to do the shearing this year, so Derrick took over.
Here they are, in the line-up. These are Rambouillet and Cormo crosses, bred for wonderfully, soft wool.
Derrick says these girls are much bigger than most sheep he shears. It was quite something, grabbing one, pushing it back to him so he could tip it up onto the porch! I only got kicked once!
They were not sure who they were, without their coats! Lots of baaaaing yesterday. Today, they don't look as white!
Thank you Lara and Noah! I couldn't have done it without you! These are the fleeces! Our hands were so soft from all the lanolin! If you know any spinners that are looking for fleeces, give them the website! It is for sale!