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Wool coats

December 11, 2011

Our farm animals are putting on their winter coats. No one does it better than our sheep, though. Don’t Molly and our other young ewes look warm, even fashionable in their wool coats? Our sheep are mainly a cross between the Hampshire and Suffolk breeds. D. shows lambs at the county fair for 4-H.

We shear them once a year, in the spring, and deliver the wool to our area sheep association. They pay 29 cents a pound — a little spending money for D.

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2 Responses to “Wool coats”

  1. Tammy Says:

    Lynn, how many pounds do you get from one sheep?


  2. Hi Tammy, We get maybe a couple pounds of wool per sheep. I read that some breeds can produce as much as 30 pounds of wool. That’s one toasty coat.


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