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Shear, Sheared, Shorn

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Tuesday March 26, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

It’s that time of year, with lambs just around the corner.  The great wooly beasts are corralled in the corner of the barn, waiting for the approaching rumble of Chris’ truck to signal the beginning of shearing season.  The enormous sacks for the...

Over 90 Alpacas Get Naked

Blog: Alpaca Farmgirl   -   Friday April 06, 2012   -   By Katy

  White alpacas get shorn first Shearing alpacas kept us busy on St. Patrick’s Day at Fairhope Alpacas with 92 alpacas to shear. Shearing day is about working hard and working together towards a common goal. Me and Jim -...

Trimbelle Valley Fiber Farm LLC

Blog: Trimbelle Valley Fiber Farm LLC   -   Friday September 16, 2011   -   By Patty & Brian

Trimbelle Valley Fiber Farm is nestled in The Beautiful Trimbelle Valley of Western Wisconsin. Our family has been raising show quality llamas since 2002. We strive for conformational correctness with a calm disposition with in all of our llamas,...

Kyle Farms in the News!

Blog: Kyle Farms All Natural Lamb   -   Wednesday June 16, 2010   -   By Anne

Local herders see sheep industry comeback By Howard W. Appell Apr 29, 2010 Shearing is an annual process usually done in the spring. Last week, from Monday to Saturday, about 2,300 sheep were being sheared in a five stand shed on Nations Road. ...

Shearing Pictures!

Blog: Kyle Farms All Natural Lamb   -   Tuesday April 27, 2010   -   By Anne

The first set of shearing pictures have come through!   Unfortunately this first set doesn't have any of our new shearing shed, but reports from the shearers and wool handlers give it glowing reviews!  Supposedly made a huge difference in shearer...


Blog: Evergreen Students for Sustainable Animal Agriculture   -   Monday April 12, 2010   -   By ESSAA

We sheared all the sheep this weekend! It was hard work, but we worked through it together, taking turns and helping each other. One person would hold a sheep while one or two more sheared and a third took the opportunity to trim the sheep's hooves. While this...

Shearing Sheep -- Finally!

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Tuesday November 17, 2009   -   By Chris

We finally found someone to shear our sheep.  We'd placed an ad and had several reponses, but people tend to get busy, time slips by, and before you know it the sheep are sporting dreadlocks.  (And not the nice ones like Erica's!) We eventually...


Blog: CinemaPacas   -   Wednesday May 27, 2009   -   By Todd, & SueAnne

Hey all, Well, shearing went off without a hitch. They look so much happier. They got a great shearing job this year. It's sad to see some of the babies without their fiber, but what really matters is their health and comfort. Everyone was calmer this...


Herd Update

Blog: CinemaPacas   -   Monday May 25, 2009   -   By Todd, & SueAnne

Hello everyone, Tomorrow evening we start shearing. We will be shearing all of the boys, and a few girls who are heavy in fiber. Guys and gals to be shorn tomorrow night: Dash Quest ...



Blog: Happy Hills Alpaca Farm   -   Thursday April 23, 2009   -   By wawanuky

Waiting for Shearing; waiting for birthing: Beautiful spring is upon us now, most of the leaves have budded out on the trees. We are still awaiting our oak trees to bud out and make wonderful shade for our alpacas.  They are loving this cold...

Shearing Time!

Blog: Kyle Farms All Natural Lamb   -   Tuesday April 07, 2009   -   By Anne

Its that time of year again at Kyle Farms.  Even though the Rochester area is currently getting a lovely April snow, shearing time is still upon us.  Most of the early lambing ewes were shorn in January before they lambed and got to spend most of the...

Alpaca Shearing Day

Blog: Alpaca Farmgirl   -   Wednesday March 25, 2009   -   By Katy

We shear the alpacas once a year. Since we do a large number (77 this year), it works best for us to have a professional shearer come in and to do it all in one day. Our shearer is Mark Loffhagen who lives in Colorado. Mark and his team travel around the...

Spring is coming....

Blog: Meadowset Farm & Apiary   -   Friday February 27, 2009   -   By Thomas & Barbara

....almost every day our three year old daughter asks me: "daddy, when is the snow coming?"  While my family back home in the Swiss Alps is drowning in the snow, southeastern PA just got a couple of light one of my friends put it:...

Shearing sheep

Blog: Wool-E Farm   -   Sunday January 18, 2009   -   By Ellyn

Saturday we had all of our sheep sheared. One of the coldest mornings of th year, so far. Everything went well, and now have 38 fleeces to start washing, picking, and carding.  

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