Shearing at Equinox Farm

Regular WOVEMBERISTS will know of Equinox Farm and SARA DUNHAM, who has contributed much to WOVEMBER over the years. Sara lives in Kentucky and keeps a small mixed flock of Jacob sheep, Border Cheviots, Border Leicesters, Cotswolds, and various fine, medium and longwool colorful crossbreds. All of Sara’s sheep have their own incredible personalties and her blog is a real tribute to her woolly pals and her love of them.

For our SHEARING WOOL theme we asked Sara if we could share her wonderful images of this year’s clip. The shearer in the images is Bill Haudenschield.


Graham the Blue Faced Leicester Cross

Graham the Blue Faced Leicester Cross

Buddy and Burney await their turn

Buddy and Burrnie await their turns

maisie gets a haircut sara d

“I just don’t know why this stuff keeps happening to me every year!”

Maisie gets shorn standing up – not an easy feat for the shearer. In this short video Sara explains why it is important that Maisie gets this treatment.

Hershey - a cotswold cross - lost a little of his top knot!

Hershey – a cotswold cross – lost a little of his top knot!


33 bags of fleece

33 bags of fleece

In another short film we see Jacobs cross,  Baaxter Black, get his first haircut. In our next post tonight Sara will talk us through the sorting of Baaxter’s fleece.


Images previously published at Punkin’s Patch:

Shearing Day

Maisie Gets a Haircut

Images and video copyright Sara Dunham

This entry was posted by louisescollay.

8 thoughts on “Shearing at Equinox Farm

  1. I love to see black sheep sheared – the contrast between the unbleached tips and the rest of the fleece is so startling. If the tips aren’t fragile, combing them together with the rest of the lock makes such lovely, tweedy fiber.

  2. Watching that beautiful black fleece coming off of Baaxter is mesmerizing! And how wonderful that the shearer is willing to put in the extra work to give Maisie her “special haircut.” A true friend of the sheep indeed!

  3. It is Maisie’s fault that I decided to learn to spin. It was her adorable Christmas photo wearing a pink sheep coat while checking out the lights on the indoor Christmas tree (was she 14 inches tall at that point?) that pointed me in the direction of Equinox Farm. Once I read about the sheep, I knew that if I were to ever work with their wool I would have to spin it myself. Well, there you have it. It is Maisie’s fault.

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