A little off the top please

 

And the sides.  And underneath.  And while you’ve got them out you may as well get all those nooks and crannies as well.

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All the ladies had their spring haircut this weekend.  It is much easier to see their size and udders as lambing comes on if they are shorn.  The lambs are also quicker to find the teats if there is less wool in the way.

 

Along with our yarn and roving, we will have some of these raw fleeces for sale at the upcoming Kootenay Fibre Festival here in Wynndel.

Shearing the Icelandic Rams

Adrean and Tore are our Icelandic rams at Stoneybrook.  They spend most of the season apart from the ewes and lambs, though breeding time is rapidly approaching.  They also have a lot more surface area for shearing!

Tore before and after

Tore, and Icelandic ram at Stoneybrook Farm in Wynndel British Columbia

Shearing an Icelandic ram

Tore an Icelandic Ram at Stoneybrook Farm in Wynndel, British Columbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adrean was thrilled with his new haircut

Adrean the Icelandic ram

Adrean the Icelandic ram