Sunday, October 07, 2007
A Day at Misty Meadow
After waking up very early to unload a last minute kiln, I saw the sun rise in my rear view window as I drove to Misty Meadow Farm. MM is located about 45 min west of my house. I was quickly out of the city and was in rolling hills - with fall all around. Red sumac, yellow birch and golden maples lined the way. It sprinkled off and on in the morning, but by 11 am it was a clear picture book perfect beautiful fall day.
The shearing started at 9:00 and lasted until about 2:00 I spent most of the day skirting fleeces. These were by far the cleanest fleeces I have ever skirted- a testament to the wonderful shepherding. It was wonderful to see and feel the difference of all the fleeces. Icelandic sheep have two layers to their fleece, the undercoat was incredibly and surprisingly soft! MM had 47 or so Icelandic sheep and the variety of color was amazing (i love Moorit)! Judy and Tom were so gracious- I truly enjoyed every minute. It was the perfect fall day!