These are pictures of some of our fiber animals,or friends animals at shearing time
Natural colored merino ram
Percy is a natural colored ram, waiting to be sheared. He is in a full 1 year fleece, that was covered during the year.
Poppy in the background, is a natural colored merino ewe. Her fleece weighted in at a little over 9 lbs
Natural colored merino
Hermione a 2 year ewe after shearing
Alpaca male on shearing table
The table tilts up and the alpaca is strapped to it then the table is tilted down and the shearing can start.
Young red satin angora
Young male alpaca
The boys were sheared about 6 months ago, I'll wait about a year to shear again, 18 month fleece
Yearling male alpaca
Cream male alpaca after shearing, next shearing will be in 18 moinths.
Natural colored adult male angora goat
Watch out for the horns
Black buck in 6-7 month coat. These goats are sheared twice a year, and kept covered the same as the merino sheep.
Cathy of Rock River Ranch, raises silk worms. In the front is the silk worm and in the paper rolls, are spinning worms and cocoons.