07 June, 2008


Today we walked up to Weaving Works, where Al and Lin Schwider from The Pines Farm demonstrated the noble art of sheep shearing. This sheep is a pet of the family, chosen for the demo because of her mild temperament.

woolly sheep

She maintained a fairly resigned demeanor through the whole ordeal, with only a few plaintive bleats.

fleece in progress

Note the nicely crimped fleece - she is a natural coloured Romney.

fleece in progress

Ah! Done at last! We were allowed to pet her after the shearing. Her stubbly hide was very soft, warm and full of lanolin.


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