It was Sheep Shearing day at Hidden Villa Farms today. We’ve been excited about going to this ever since our last visit to the farm.
Here are Vicki and Hope, two of the border collies who were herding the sheep. It’s amazing how quietly and efficiently they rounded up the sheep and got them to head in the right direction.
And here is the shearing of the sheep, a much quicker process than I expected.
A couple more quick sketches, each of which was made over the shearing of one sheep, which lasted 5 to 6 minutes. The sheep didn’t want to be brought out to be sheared, but once they were practically carried out, they were pretty docile.
My notes and sketches in a little accordion fold. Tinted paper and white sheep are just made for each other.
Closeups of the accordion fold:
And one last quick sketch, of the spinning wheels used to turn the wool into thread.
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