The week of Sheep Shearing and Wind Shear

by melissa on May 7, 2015

Bryan working on taking apart some of the wind blown items at the farm.

Bryan working on taking apart some of the wind blown items at the farm.

Whoops, this post was preprogrammed to go out two weeks ago (before the sheep shearing workshop), but it decided to wait until today to publish itself. We’ll leave it up anyway.

This weekend, as mentioned in the previous post, we are happy to host the second year of the Sheep Shearing Workshop. It comes at the end of a very blustery, chilly, April week. Last week, with its sunny, delightful spring feel, felt like it retreated back to this week’s snow, rain, and WIND. Monday and Tuesday saw some strong steady gusts of air–so strong in fact that some of the sign posts blew over and the trellising in the blackberries took a hit. The farm staff, while waiting for the wind to die down, took the time to look at seeds, make some orders, and stay snug indoors while tackling some machine maintenance and farm planning projects.

The wind also made cabin checks all the more exciting this week, as there were more than a few trees down on the trails. Luckily, Ethan with his hatchet and Katie with her saw were able to get through some of the larger debris.

Katie and Ethan tackled a down birch on Old Town Road this morning.

Katie and Ethan tackled a down birch on Old Town Road this morning.

Hopefully, the participants in this weekend’s sheep shearing workshop will have a warmer environment in which to learn, and a little less wind shear to worry about.

 

 

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