Thursday, April 29, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Or should I should say wool cut?
Look at all the wool Opsie-Daisy produced. Her fleece now lays on the ground before it is gathered up to give to a local gal who will spin it into yarn. On average a sheep will produce 8.2 lbs. of wool a year.
After the shearing they get a pedicure too!
If you look closely you can see the lanolin on the back of this Suffolk ewe. It wasn't visible when she had her wool but now that she is sheared you can see the yellow lanolin.
Lanolin is a fatty substance obtained from wool and used in soaps, cosmetics, and ointments.
Once the shearing is done the sheep are let out to run and play.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Meet Dora. Born on 4/5/10. Just one of the new arrivals at the farm waiting to meet you when we open on May 6th.
Dora invites you to celebrate "MOM" on Mother's Day at Mulberry Lane Farm, Sunday May 9th. One FREE Mom per family group!