Sheep Shearing

We have been shearing our own sheep for a few years now. We use old-fashioned hand shears and a stanchion. It’s a rather time consuming process, but the sheep aren’t stressed because they are handled gently throughout the process.

One down…15 to go!

The finished product

We store our wool in cardboard barrels in hopes of learning to utilize it this fall. We hope to learn to clean, card, spin and felt the wool from our farm.

I sheared the one above by myself, but usually we both take an end. It goes a lot faster!

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