Handspun Yarns, Sheep, Llama and All Fiber Arts

| 4/26/2011 12:38:39 PM

Pam B headshotIt’s April here on the farm, which means it’s time to shear all the fiber animals.

sheep before shearing 

Here is Willow with a huge wool coat on ready and waiting for shearing day. 

We have a sheep Shearer that comes once a year to shear our animals. Shearing day will start at 9 a.m. sharp. Each animal will be brought to the shearing area and shorn within minutes. This should take about two hours to complete.

sheep and goat 

Here are two of our sheep and a goat peeking out of the barn to see what is going on 

Pam Blasko
5/5/2011 9:57:16 AM

Hi, we are now down sized to a small hobby farm, because of my bad back. We only have 6 sheep now, two llamas for the wool, 2 goats for milk, a pony and a miniature horse for my grandson. This is just enough wool for me to spin in a years time. We have a farm shop here that I teach spinning and knitting in and offer all my yarn. I love being a shepherd and will always have a few around. I'm glad our blog entry brought you back to the days you were around sheep. Thanks for the note. Be well. Pam

Nebraska Dave
4/26/2011 7:30:01 PM

Pam, wow, that looks to me like a lot of work. I dare say that I wouldn't have the patience for that kind of work. All your home made things look wonderful. How many sheep do you have? Dad never kept sheep until I left the farm and went off to college. He kept a few around just to keep the weeds down. Strange animal a sheep is. They will gobble up every weed in sight before eating pasture grass. They even eat those prickly Canadian thistle weeds that I detest so much. Have a great wool processing day.

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