Thursday, November 8, 2007

Fleece on the Hoof

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.


Tansy

Paris

Salem

Tenor

Titan

Taj

Rhonwen

Regina

Teasle

Trouble

Nicholai

Suzette

Pandora

Persia

Poppy

Tut

Sedona

Sarah

Savannah

Paisley

Tundra

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.

3 comments:

AntheaT said...

Some truly striking colours and combinations!

Anthea

Talitha said...

I cannot get such decent pictures of my goats. How do you get them to stand still? Or is it a goat vs, sheep thing that I don't understand?

Nancy Chase said...

I just follow them around taking lots and lots of bad pictures in order to get a couple of good ones.

Mostly all they do is stand around all day anyhow, it doesn't usually take too long to catch them standing in a decent pose.