Monday, July 25, 2011

Shearing Day

We've got another job done for the year. It seems that the shearer always comes on a hot sticky day and this was no exception.  The sheep run up our chute into his chute with special pull through doors.

Each ewe is pulled through the door and shorn by Cliff.  Someone takes the fleeces and puts them in the wool press to be bagged.

Very tired push help!

Most of the course wool will be shipped for sale.  This bag has the fleeces of about 40 ewes and weighs 300-400 pounds. 
Fleeces waiting to be washed, cleaned, carded and spun or felted.  I'll keep these to process myself for slippers and mitts.

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