Category Archives: Fleeces & Wool

Fleeces…Yes, Spring…?

Oh how we have struggled trying to cope with a slow, questionable spring! Since shearing it has been cool (often cold) and damp. We have had rain, snow, some ice, lots of wind and occasional sunny days. Despite the calendar … Continue reading

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Sheared…One More Time

Shearing was completed a couple of days ago. It has just taken us (the shearing crew and the flock) a couple of days to catch our collective breaths. We were lucky this year to have relatively warm weather for both … Continue reading

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It is Shearing Time Again

I am currently confined to the house by bad weather. Actually the storm has proven to be less catastrophic than predicted. It was supposed to be a blizzard, with 8 to 14 inches of snow and 40 mph winds. The … Continue reading

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Awash in Color

It is nearing the middle of December and we have yet to experience any measurable snow fall at the farm. In a strange sense, I feel personally responsible. Last month we decided that we should purchase a new snow blower. … Continue reading

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Fleece, Lambs and Life

It is amazing how two people, simultaneously subjected to nasty colds, can totally cease to be productive. In a nut shell, that describes what over a month of late winter has been like at Whitefish Bay Farm. Our operation was … Continue reading

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