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Sheep Shearing on the Homestead

Every spring, the sheep are ready to be sheared, and their wool is spun and turned into yarn for homestead knitting projects. This year, our son Connor wanted to learn how to shear sheep, so he got some lessons from Hank Little, our regular sheep shearer.

Sheep in a barn.

I think Connor learned that shearing sheep is a lot of hard work, and he loves knowing how to do it for sustainability reasons. However, after a day of helping Hank, it doesn’t sound like he’ll be going into sheep shearing as a career!

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