Sunday was a whirlwind of mad action, new people and interesting experiences. It was the final day of sheep shearing at Flying Mule Farm (about 90 sheep). There were a lot of people who dropped by to see the action and to help including farmer's market customers, interns from nearby Riverhill Farm, parts of my family and some 4-H'ers. Here are some pictures of the action.
|Derek the pro shearer - around 2 minutes per sheep|
|Matt the pro pen sweeper|
|Skirting the fleece - picking off the yucky bits so the rest can be spun into yarn|
|Dan stomping the wool down in the big burlap sack|
|Sack o' wool|
|Everybody happy (and quiet) back in the pasture|