Shearing Sheep

It’s only been four months since the sheep were shorn at the end of June, but their wool is long and thick and they’re ready to be shorn again.  Usually, I shear them every six months but the shutdown pushed the shearing back in the spring from April to June.

Our shearer Liz Willis will come on Friday.  I’ll have my plastic bags ready to keep the wool separate when she shears each sheep.  And in the next couple of weeks, I’ll bring the wool to the Vermont Fiber Mill.

In September when I got the spring wool back as yarn and roving, it sold quickly.  I’ll expect to get this wool back in the early spring.  It’s a hopeful thing to do, be thinking of Spring when the Winter isn’t even here yet.

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