Wood Family Farm


Sheep Shearing Time
June 11, 2009, 7:36 am
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Yesterday, we sheared our sheep. Sheep shearing is an all-day affair involving all hands.

First, the sheep are sheared. Then, they have their hooves trimmed and treated for any foot ailments. Next, they receive any needed vaccinations. While the sheep are being pedicured, their fleeces are being skirted.

To skirt a fleece means to remove any matted or soiled wool. The skirted wool is then bagged and readied to send to a local processor to be made into yarn, roving, batting and felt.

At the end of the day, the sheep were freshly groomed, the wool bagged and ready for processing, and we were tired!

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