Shearing and Rock Work

We started shearing the flock the end of March. Nice sunny weather but cold and windy. We also are getting the rock put on the Little House Foundation. At least on those days it’s warm enough for the mortar to be...

Shearing Done!

Shearing done for 2011. Lots of sticky fleeces and hard shearing sheep. Not entirely sure of the issue. Some is probably weather, ours was not the only hard shearing flock, some is also coats. I ran out of larger size coats and so they were on too tight and I think...

March Wool Work

I needed some white wool for blending with our black for new rovings so I went over to one of the big range flock operations during shearing to buy some wool. Getting the next batch of sheep in for shearing. The big flocks hire large crews. This crew had 13 shearing...

Yarn and Winter Knits

We got the yarn back from the local wool mill in Palisade. I had pure Black Welsh in bulky and sport weight, blended Black Welsh and Polypay in bulky and then some pure Polypay in Bulky and sportweight. They all came out looking really nice. I want to make a hat for...