Friday, February 22, 2008

Shearing Day

Whew! Where has the week gone? I'll tell you where...

We've been preparing for tomorrow's Shearing Day (Sat. Feb. 23, 9 am - noon). If you're close enough to us to visit, feel free to stop out tomorrow morning at the farm.

We will have our favorite award-winning shearer wrestling 80 polypay ewes one at a time. I will be skirting the fleece (a nicer term than "picking the manure and hay bits out of the wool"). The Farmer and Co. will be sorting sheep and vaccinating them. We have our little shop set up with wool goods for sale and educational displays. A couple of spinners will be demonstrating, and maybe a weaver and a sock-knitter. We'll hold a couple of prize drawings to add to the fun.

Dress warmly and in old clothes. We shear in a barn!


  1. I sure wish I could come. Unfortunately, it's a bit of a drive from San Diego to Michigan. :(

    Have lots of fun, and spin some wool for me, k?


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