Thanks for sharing this wonderful article, Kristin. I especially liked the photo of your mom at the end. A question occurred to me when I read that you "bagged" the ewes by hand since you couldn't see their udders from a distance through their long winter wool. I've never thought about this before, but did you shear your sheep just before you auctioned them off to become meals? Or did the buyers do that, and benefit from the "windfall" of the textile fiber that they could sell along with the meat?

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