Today I got to go see sheep shearing. My friend who owns the herd of CVMs called me yesterday and invited me out to see/help with the process. I am not sure how much help I was. I did hold a few gates and shoo a few sheep, but mostly I ogled the fiber. I have not spent all that much time with the actual sheep who grow such amazing wool. So it became a fun game to guess what color the fiber was going to be when shorn.
See that speckled sheep above? I came home with that little fleece. it’s brown and tan and white and heathered of all the colors…..
Meet Tipsy and her two not even a day old lambs. Remember, that her fleece is black and grey under there.
How is one to choose? I ended up not taking any pics of the whites…. hmmm I got sidetracked by all the party colors. I ended up taking home a second fleece that is grey, white and black…. I said no to the whites for now. I need to be able to know I have time for it. But I processed two fleeces last year. So there is hope. Right?