Riding Lessons and More in Central Virginia

Friday, June 11, 2010

Newly shorn cousins Vader (above) and Baboo.

As you can see from the photos, yesterday was the big day for the sheep! They look so much more comfortable today, happily out doing some weed-whacking in the fields. Ten more beautiful, lanolin-rich fleeces are stacked in the barn to be sent out for cleaning and spinning! It's supposed to really heat up over the next few days, so I'm very grateful to the shearer - Mr. Peter Duterell, who came all the way from North Garden with his wife, and did a quick and super job.

The big event this weekend here in Louisa is the recreation of the Civil War Battle of Trevilian Station. I'm planning to head over for the cavalry charge and to check out the farmhouse tour. Also, some local 4-H kids will be at the Percheron Fun Day nearby, so it will be a busy horsey day both at home (as usual) and out in the county.