Hogett shearing

The shearers started early this morning. New Pond Farm had 5 hogett Romneys to shear and a couple of Icelandic sheep. A hogett is a sheep less than a year old and hasn’t been sheared yet.

A hogett’s fiber is soft and fine and is prized when making yarn. Much like human hair, as a babies hair grows into old age, it becomes coarser and a color change takes place. Romney sheep are sheared once a year.

Tillie, the Icelandic sheep was also sheared. Icelandic sheep are sheared twice a year.

 

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