The Flock

If you love fleece and fiber like I do, you might also enjoy The Flock by Mary Austin, one of California’s most beloved literary voices. You can read it in full for free courtesy of the Internet Archive.

Austin infuses my chosen hobby and craft with a real sense of early California romance. The Flock includes such gems as:

Thereward the trail of the wool wagon bears evenly and white. Over it, preceded by the smell of cigarettes, go the shearing crews of swarthy men with good manners and the air of opera pirates.”


“Shearing weather is a derelict from the time of Admetus; gladness comes out of the earth and exhales light.” 


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