Sheep Shearers: In Vogue

In the October 20th American Sheep Industry Weekly,  I read a headline titled “Women Shearers Featured in Vogue “.  I was surprised to see an article about shearing in Vogue. At the same time, I was thinking….this is awesome!

Of course, I clicked on the link and read the article; the featured shearers share their stories, passion, dedication and unexpected rewards obtain through shearing. Hopefully, anyone who reads the article will gain a new appreciation for all of their dedication and work and gain a better understanding of the process from sheep to yarn.

Here’s the link:

Women of the Wool: For the Women Who Shear Sheep in California and Oregon, Hard Work and Unexpected Rewards

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Winter Stores: 2nd Cutting

 

 

 

On August 26th, we harvested our 2nd cutting of hay.  Since our area experienced a drought, this cutting only yielded 166 hay bales. It’s hard to believe everywhere around us had rain and we did not. Right now, our sheep are still enjoying pasture so fingers crossed we have pasture for a while longer.

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Summer of Swarms: Video

Yesterday, we happened to see a swarm in process from one of our hives. We literally stood in the middle of the bee fury.

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Summer of Swarms

We optimistically purchased two nucs in April. Then the first swarm happened in May! Little did we know, it would become the Summer of Swarms.  So far, we have had five swarms. (Let’s hope that’s it for the season).

 

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Winding Yarn into Balls

Recently, I came across a gem of a video on  Kate Larson’s blog titled: Happiness Is: Winding Yarn into Balls.  I cannot wait to give it a whirl!

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Bee Garden

We created a beautiful garden for our bees including a waterfall. Of course,our bees prefer….the chicken’s waterer instead.

 

 

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A Revolution in Handspinning: An Animated Tale

I came across a short article in the Spring 2017 Spin-Off magazine titled: “Revolution’s Evolution” (pg. 16) featuring a stop action video by Andrea Love for Hansen’s Crafts depicting the history of handspinning.

Enjoy!

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