harvesting the wool

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 | 0 comments

in the barn

the ewes have been in the barn all night

waiting for the shearer

ewes waiting to be sheared

┬áblankets are removed to reveal this year’s crop

tim and bobble

the harvest begins!

Wool Harvest – Shearing Day

skirting the fleeces

fresh shorn fleeces are quickly skirted


a day or two later the fleeces are skirted a second time

staple length and fleece quality is recorded

the wool is now ready to ship to hand spinners or to the mill for processing into rovings and yarn.

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