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2017 Shearing

Shearing 2017

This has been shearing week here at Rosedean Ryelands. Our shearer, Alistair, came on Thursday. We bought the sheep home on Thursday morning and penned them up – it’s safer if their rumens are empty at shearing as a full rumen can put pressure on the heart and lungs as the shearing takes place. We […]

Our very own yarn

Our very own yarn

It’s an unavoidable fact of keeping most breeds of sheep that you have to have them shorn every year (or shear them yourself, although that’s not something we’ll ever be doing!). The output of shearing is, of course, fleece. And Ryelands are *very* fleecy. In previous years we’ve sometimes struggled to ‘dispose’ of the fleeces. […]