Saturday, May 21, 2016
Shearing Day is coming up, May 26th! The shearer Jim McRae will be here in the mid afternoon and if you are local and have some free time, considering coming to be a part of it! What is there to do? Well, two or three people work with the actual shearer to hand over sheep as they are shorn. Others can help skirt the wool and prepare it for the mill. Some others can just laugh at the rest of us as sheep slip through our hands or go from woolly to naked, and enjoy potluck foods, iced coffee, or BBQ if I get it all together in time. Some folks from Kiva will also be stopping by as part of their Ag Tour upstate. So there's a chance there will be sheepdogs, sheep, shearing, wool skirting, beer, bbq, and New York City Kiva reps all at the same time. It's a fun afternoon and the most important day on a small fiber operation's calendar! So email me if you want to join in?