4 thoughts on “Rooing Day at Wee Sheep Shetland Farm

  1. Thank you for sharing this..I just felt like I went on a field trip!..Never heard of rooing…and this farm is in Indiana…awesome!

  2. I am so glad to see that someone is taking the time to roo the sheep! My personal opinion is that rooed wool is higher quality and easier to spindle spin (maybe I’ve just had one too many encounders with, shall we say, unexpertly clipped wool.) I read a description of rooing once that stated the way it was done was to hold the hand out, palm down and fingers spread, and rake it through the wool. Obviously the wool would have to be very loose, to the point of shedding off, to for this to work. I cannot for the life of me remember what book I saw this in, or whether it was done this way on Shetland or Faroe. I suspect Faroe. Your sheep, by the way, are lovely.

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