Shearing the Sheep

November 27, 2016 foodadmin2016
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At the sheep farm November is shearing season. Autumn has been mild, but now it is time for the sheep to shed their wool and take their place in the coop. During winter they regrow their wool and the sheep that were among the first ones to be sheared are already starting to look a bit fluffy again.

 

Second shearing happens in March. The wool has two layers, making it the perfect double coat. The inner layer is soft and warm and the outer layer has longer, sturdier threads to keep the rain out.

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