• Shearing Sheep With Years’ Worth of Wool

    Folks love stories of so-called Shrek sheep, found God knows where with years’ worth of wool growth (and living proof that sheep do not “just shed” their wool if…

  • Two pairs of human legs in brown pants, and two sets of feet, both in dirty shearing slippers, a moccasin style slipper

    Vogue, Of All Things

    If you had told me I’d end up in Vogue, and for sheep shearing no less, I’d have called you a liar. But there it is. I am so grateful to this esteemed publication for…

  • Desert, distant mountains, and rain clouds and a wall of rain falling on mountains

    I, 80

    “Where are you from?” people ask. “Where do you live?”  “I-80,” I say. The name of this business still holds, though. Interstate 80 is…

  • 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…

    Come Undone

    And, just like that, May. I do not know the last time I did not spend a weekend working (which was not the point of quitting…

    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.…