Posts tagged shearing

Shearing Day 2018

On Saturday, March 31st, we sheared our sheep. The  weather looked hopeful but April showers soon followed. Hopefully, the sun will shine soon!

 

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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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Homespun: A Treasure Rediscovered

 

In the Winter 2017 Spin Off, I found an article called “Homespun Heritage”. The article highlighted the 1975 documentary film “Homespun” by Sharon and Tom Hudgins; they  filmed local folks from the southern Appalachian Mountains shearing sheep, washing, carding spinning, dyeing and weaving wool. Now, thanks to the  National Archives , the film is available via YouTube.  Take a look!

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Our First Shearing Day!

We were very nervous about our first shearing day. Thankfully, everything went well.  Kristen Rosser did a great job! And a special thank you to Mother Nature who gave us a chilly day rather than a wet, snowy day as first predicted.

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Shearing Day 2015

This past Sunday we spent the afternoon at Feederbrook Farm for shearing day. We also met Roland, a Shetland sheep, who will be joining our little flock along with Abner. If the weather cooperates and the ground thaws, we should be next on the list to having our fencing installed.

Abner

Abner

Abner and Roland

Abner and Roland (front)

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Shearing Day @ Feederbrook Farm

Yesterday, we visited Feederbrook Farm for Shearing Day.  Below is a before and after photo of Abner.  Thanks to Emily Chamelin for doing a great job!

 

 

Shearing Day

Shearing Day

 

 

 

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Lil Abner’s First Hair Cut

Here’s the long anticipated video of Lil Abner getting sheared at Feederbrook Farm on March 26, 2011.

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