A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Shearing Day

Today was shearing day at Wise Acres! A few months ago I came across Ian Dalziel, a shearer from the Fraser Valley who was willing to come and do my small flock on his way back from Dawson Creek. His wife Miranda and I, caught the sheep and Ian made quick work of shearing off all of that beautiful Icelandic fleece!
I mentioned in an earlier post, that they had shed their winter coat, so this fleece is not quite as long as I hope it will be next year.
They do look quite funny...somehow less dignified...but they will be so much cooler this summer, so hopefully it will be worth it :)
And now I have all of this to play with...