Shearing Scenes

Come on,

And bid us welcome to your sheep-shearing,

As your good flock shall prosper.

The Winter's Tale     

Sheep in holding pen on shearing day. Foxfire fiber

Cocoa. shearing day. foxfire fiber

Cocoa's Shearing.Foxfire Fiber

Shorn sheep. foxfire fiber

Clover on shearing day. foxfire fiber

Sheep with mohawk.foxfire fiber

We worked all day on Friday, grateful for the mild weather and sunshine. Can you believe, we didn't finish? By 5 everyone was tired and even though there were just a dozen left, it's better not to push. Beautiful fleeces. Lots of Cocoa's daughters (black and speckled) in this group.

I'm off to the barn right now to check on the mothers-to-be. No "little apples" yet, but all signs point to any time now. I wish the temperatures were more spring-like for their arrival.

Stay tuned, I promise to keep you posted.