Monday 28 July 2014

Clipped at Corehead

What a beautiful summer we've had so far, with some days up at 30 degrees, our flock of sheep must have been very grateful to have their fleece removed!

Back to the hills, lighter and (probably) happier!

Our flock is cared for by local farmer Jim Mitchell. We keep Blackface sheep as this is a hardy breed well adapted to life on the hills. Both females and male Blackface sheep have horns, black (or black and white) faces and legs and coarse wool that shields them from rain and biting winds.

Most of the fleeces were bagged up for sale, but we've kept a few behind for craft workshops we will be running in the future.

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1 comment:

  1. Peter Dreghorn28 July 2014 at 10:05

    And the scraps for bracken compost