Shearing Day 2016!

Barn table piled high with bags of wool.

Barn table piled high with bags of wool.

Mabel, MN March 19, 2016 – The wooly ones have been relieved of their fleeces! I had a fine crew of helpers and we got all 15 done in less than 2 hours. Brent Winslow, shearer from Chatfield, MN, braved the snowiness and led the crew. Thanks to Mark, Ken, Carol, Jonya, and Gwen for their help in wrangling the livestock and collecting the fiber. This year I’m storing the fleeces in kraft paper landscape waste bags so the bags can lose moisture even if they are sealed shut to exclude moths.  If mice want to make nests in the fluffiness, the paper will be no deterrant, unfortunately.

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