First Shearing of the Year

At the end of January I headed to Barinaga Ranch with a couple friends to gather fleeces fresh from the East Friesian Sheep. Now, if you remember from an earlier blog this year, I do have a whole small room dedicated to the fleeces of East Friesian Sheep. However, it is such a great wool for the type of products that I make that I want to make sure I always have enough. I keep finding new things to make with it so it is important to keep this room full. It looked pretty full before the shearing….

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…but there usually seems to be room for more!

Our favorite shearer, John, is the shearer here, too.

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These sheep have the most beautiful heads!

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And they have several guardian dogs, always watchful.

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The fleeces, as usual, were gorgeous.

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Some fit in my van and the rest in my friend, Carol’s.

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and they all fit into the East Friesian room!

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