Monthly Archives March 2012

Time to Shear Some Sheep

Our Monday looked like this.  and this . . .  as we tackle the spring rite of shearing sheep. When my flock was smaller than it is now, we couId accomplish shearing in one day. We now have too many sheep for that! So on Monday we started by shearing the biggest, wooliest sheep on the farm: the mighty rams and wethers. We had time before lunch so we de-fleeced 16 ewes as well. This group included our "grannies". This was Cocoa's 15th shearing! Next Wednesday we'll shear our bred ewes. And then on Saturday, April 7th, we'll host our
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Happy 15th B-day, Cocoa! Join our Cocoa KAL

This is Cocoa – she is my very first sheep. This her special day, her 15th birthday, which makes this our flock's 15th anniversary also. We're celebrating with a very special Knit Along – and a little birthday party at the barn this afternoon. What does a birthday party for sixty sheep, three llamas and a goat look like? How do sheep and goats like to celebrate special occasions? What can you do to celebrate with us? Join our Cocoa Birthday KAL. Today is our official Cast on – but you could start tomorrow or anytime you like, as long
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