I have to decide which sheep will be shorn at the Open House. Their wool is growing in, but because we had them shorn so late in the summer, not all of the have long enough wool to be made into yarn.
Nicole, who watches our animals and is our Vet Tech, will be helping with the shearing this year while I’m working in my School House Gallery. Liz, our new shearer, who is really impressive to watch, she has a special way with sheep, will be shearing around 1pm on Saturday, October 7th (it’s always a little tricky to get an exact time with a shearer).
Last year, we had a hard time getting the sheep in the barn and keeping them there. The gates were bulging with the weight of people leaning on them and the sheep trying to escape. This year our new gates, that we just had made, will keep everyone in their place.