Sunday is for Shearing

We did it!  Today, while Ella played in the piles of hay, and a few bemused neighbors looked on (they happened to walk over at just the right moment), we sheared our first sheep.



I knew that Molly would be way skinnier when we were done of course, but it was so funny to see in person!



As a knitter, it was really amazing to get so close to the raw fleece as it came off the ewe!  Molly’s wool is totally gorgeous, if I do say so myself.  Our girls are East Friesans, a milking breed that’s also known for their wool, and I am so excited now to gently wash it, card it, and learn to spin it!  Today was one of those incredible days when you suddenly accomplish the chores you’ve been wanting to do for months.  We sheared Molly, and we mucked out the chicken coop.  Craziness!


See you tomorrow – I’ve got something fun planned for this week’s menu.  Ok, I’ll give you a hint . . .


5 Responses to “Sunday is for Shearing”

  1. 1

    Our neighbor sheared his sheep this weekend as well too and he gave us the wool. Now we have 7 bags full of wool!

    I can’t wait to see more of your wool and the process.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  2. 2

    Gorgeous wool! And I love the shearing-action photos. All that wool makes me think about natural dyes.

  3. 3

    Tonya, How fun! That’s a whole lot of wool. Enjoy! Best, Adrie

  4. 4

    Jen, Thanks – can’t wait to show you in person, it’s so luscious. And yes, natural dyes will be excellent!

  5. 5

    What beauty!

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