Category Archives: Wool/fiber

Wool blind

When I first heard the term wool blind, I had both a bit of confusion and a series of interesting images: Shepherds who couldn’t see wool? A small hut covered in wool to use for spying on sheep? As it turns out, it is the sheep who can become wool blind. It tends to occur […]

McKinley fleece update

On June 15th and 20th, I wrote about our adult ewe, McKinley, who had lost a pretty big section of wool on her rump due to an unknown cause. I speculated at the time that it seemed to have been some chemical burn based on the scabbing and scarring that seemed to be present, and […]

Fuzzy faces

I find the amount of fuzz on our sheep faces interesting. I know that sounds a little crazy, but the Romney and Romeldale breeds are supposed to have “clean faces” — which basically means that they should not have wool on their cheeks or over the bridge of their noses – their faces should be […]

Skin and wool loss

Note: Since readers have varying tolerances, this blog might not appeal to those who are quite squeamish. If one of my sheep-raising readers has experienced the same skin/wool loss in his or her flock, please let me know what, if anything, you and your vet discovered. When you run over a hundred sheep during the […]