Sunday, March 2, 2008

Sheep (and goat) Shearing

On Sunday Kate of Lowder Farms in Kelleyville invited folks out to watch the sheep being sheared. I went.

It was cool to see the vast differences between the fibers from the various types of sheep. I took a whole roll of B&W film and a few digital shots (with my new camera). Here are some photos of an angora goat being sheared.

And here is sheared mama goat with baby.

My husband was sure I'd come home with a big bag of sheep poop and straw to try to spin. I only managed to get 12 oz of ramboulet (sp?) roving and a couple of skeins of local alpaca yarn. He was surprised, this is the first time in recent memory I've exercised any restraint at all.


Knit and fall back in it said...

I would have loved to have gone, but was busy this weekend. Can't wait to see what that roving becomes.

Fannie Pie said...

I'm not sure I couldn't have walked away from the baby goat!! I'm thinking I could have convinced my husband is was another cat- I'd just have to get him drunk enough ( and keep him drunk for the rest of his life) I'm pretty sure that would have worked.. So it's probably best I didn't make it! Your spinning is amazing- didn't you start learning to spin about 15 minutes ago?

Anonymous said...

Hey Ann, it was nice to meet you at spinning guild. I think I've seen you around Ravelry too after seeing your profile pic.

Rebecca, aka Heartknits

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