The Shetlands started lambing on Saturday. Twin ewes from Maserati were the first to make their appearance. It was another … Continue reading New Lambs
One of my favorite sounds in the world is the hum of sheep shears.
It’s a murmur and a buzz as the shearers clip wool, a natural, warm fabric, from a sheep’s body. The blade and comb whir back and forth. There’s a clap at the end as the shearer sets the clippers down on the wooden shearing platform and releases a brilliant sheep, which scrambles through a small door to its friends in the holding pen.
And there’s a special magic to making that sound. Continue reading “Sheep Shearing School”
We don’t have any sheep on the farm right now, so I’ve been living vicariously through other shepherds who post pictures on social media. Many of the photographs are absolutely beautiful, and new lambs are fun to see. Here are a few places to go for neat pictures and insight into sheep and the life of a shepherd. Continue reading “Living Vicariously Through Shepherds on Social Media”