We are late doing our shearing this year. No matter how good our intentions, we seem to be completely unable to send our clipper blades in for resharpening in time, even though we have months between spring and fall shearing.
We usually shear in mid to late October. But we just got around to sending our clipper blades out two days ago. Poor sheep---they're going to be naked in November, when it's already quite chilly at night.
When I sell my fleeces, I like to not only take a photo of the fleece itself, but also a photo of the sheep wearing the fleece, so the buyers can see where each one came from. Since I can't do my shearing yet until my blades come back, I figured I could at least take a bunch of photos of Fleece on the Hoof.
I'll probably use a lot of the photos eventually to update my sheep website , too.
No, this isn't my whole flock. But it's everybody whose fleeces qualify as "premium" fleeces this fall. During the summer heat wave, the others suffered a wool break which ruined their fleeces until next time.