Monday, June 16, 2008

Shearing Day at the Womerlippi Sheep Ranch

This is Rob Manner of Gentle Manner Farm in Frankfort, Maine, probably the best shearer in the great State o' Maine for handling animals well.

150 pounds of high quality fiber was the weight of the "wool clip." It can be used for clothing, and will likely be sold for that purpose, but I discovered that with the addition of some borax to ward off insects and as a fire-retardant, wool makes very good household insulation, so I'm toying with that idea. A new experiment.

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