Sheep Checkup!

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shetland sheep

Yes, there is always one sheep turned the wrong direction.  I should tilt the sides of the chute to keep that from happening I guess…  All the sheep are healthy and happy.  Waiting on lambs in Feb/March.

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Washed Fleece and…

I have been washing fleeces.  Soon, I will be stocking the shop with locks and carded batts.  Today, I washed a light morrit Shetland lamb fleece.  The wool is next-to-skin soft.  I spun a small sample straight from the locks (no carding).  Nothing fancy, just a quick spin and a bit uneven (as I prefer it to be.)

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The kids’ kids (Nigerian Dwaft goats).

My daughter’s Paso Fino mare…an early Christmas present.  🙂

 

 

 

 

Fleeces and Lambing!

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The 2019 lambing is not too far off.  I have been checking pedigrees and deciding which ewes I will be breeding this fall.  If you are looking for fine wool Shetland lambs, I will have some available in the spring.

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Here are a few photos of the 2018 fleeces.  I will be listing 2019 fleeces on my website (not my Etsy).  More info to come about that around shearing time.

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