Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sheep to Shawl

I can't take credit for the cute name of the little sheep festival that took place on Sheep Hill in Williamstown this past weekend. What a lovely spring day it was! It was a mini version of the last sheep festival I enjoyed in Waltham.

Mostly, it made me feel like we need to have a baby -- and not just because the little kids wouldn't give up the baby ducks for a minute so I could pet them. Really.

Hard workin' sheep dog:

Sheep-shearing the old way -- with hand-crank shears:

A shocked, sheared sheep:


LoveANewIdea said...

That looks like the very handy Dave McKay helping with the sheep shearing.

ErinM said...

Oh! I don't know him, or I would have made a photo caption. ; )

LoveANewIdea said...

He works for my company, and is all around handy at EVERYthing.

Cami said...

Aww! You are lucky to be around so much fresh wool. Did you get any roving? Yarn? Remember when Mr. Fife brought us to his farm and sheared a sheep who had an insect problem? Ewwwww!