We had quite a weekend this past week–shearing day! Our first! And we loved every minute of it thanks to Cathe of Seven Sisters Farm and the good work of many Spinners and Weavers Guild members. The day began at 8:00am and ended with a chili lunch. It was punctuated by good humor, an excellent shearer, team-work, skirting, and fun. There was a 3-legged barn-cat named Tigger; at least four different breeds of sheep (Finn, Cormo, Leicester Longwool, and Corriedale); and a community of folks coming together in a warm barn on a chill morning.
My dear Spencer captured the day on video, so if you are hankering for a shearing experience of your own, check out his film.
And here are some of my pictures from the morning. What a day! And I didn’t even come home with any fleece . . .