• Shearing Season Opener

    My shearing season officially opened on January 27-28, 2017 in Petaluma. I am elated to be back at it, putting my back into it. Historically, the first day back is humbling. This…

  • Wool Mates

    The annual Fibershed Wool Symposium is the highlight of my year, my Christmas Day. In my estimation, it is the best California fiber show and marketplace. Even better, it’s…

  • Upcoming Workshops and Speaking Events

    I’ll be speaking and teaching later this month and in November, and more “wool terroir” classes are in the works. Happy high knitting, peak fall season.…

  • 5 Sheep Surprises Proven by Science

    My latest post for Hobby Farms is 5 Sheep Surprises Proven by Science. Check it out! Sheep are saddled with centuries worth of stereotypes, commonly described as docile and dumb.…

  • A Brief Moment Between Jobs

    On Sunday, I paused for a brief moment between two shearing jobs to change my combs and cutters and disinfect my equipment. I did so in my father-in-law’s driveway, which…

  • Gone Through the Mill

    Going “through the mill” is Western talk for “gaining experience, often the hard way.” May and June mean peak shearing season in my neck of the woods, and…