Charlotte-before shearing

Today was shearing day for the goats! The shearer never seems to particularly enjoy shearing the goats and the goats never seem to enjoy being sheared. They complain bitterly at the shearer as the clippers buzz. Though once it is all done, the goats enjoyed a good back scratch, and a cool breeze and sunshine on their bodies.

Everyone’s fleeces were lovely this fall. I could hardly wait to skirt them. I have already packaged Charlotte’s fleece up with a Romney fleece and have sent it away to have sock yarn spun with it. Stonehedge Fiber Mill in Michigan will blend the wool and mohair and add a little nylon to give us a strong, yet soft sock yarn. Can’t wait to get it back in the mail!!

Charlotte-after shearing.