Shearing time!

Spring is definitely here, in fact with the current temps its felt more like summer!   We had our sheep shearer out a few days ago to shear the winter wool off the herd.  They always look so funny afterwards but you know they're much more comfortable!

We're thinking about saving a few of the fleeces and offering them for sale this year. Haven't decided yet though.  North Country Cheviots have good wool, it isn't as fine or as soft as some of the specialty wool breeds but John has a nice knitted wool hat from our sheep that is certainly soft enough and has lasted a good long time!   Traditionally it was a good wool used for rugs and blankets. 

That's all for now. We'll try to get some photos of the summer hairdos on the Ewes up soon!