lk2g-048 Sheep Shearing in Hudson Valley, NY

In this latest episode of our knitting videos, we take a trip to Hopewell Junction in Hudson Valley, New York where we met with other shareholders of the Hudson Valley Fiber Farm for a Sheep Shearing party.

We met with:

What I am wearing:

Special thanks to Susan Gibbs for allowing us to film during this event.

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15 Responses to “lk2g-048 Sheep Shearing in Hudson Valley, NY”

  1. 1 Shelley Noble

    It was wonderful to see the Hudson Valley shearing day and Jeff’s skill at shearing. Thank you for making and sharing this excellent video.

  2. 2 Paula

    wow that Jeff guy is really something.. this is such an interesting episode about sheep shearing which I knew nothing about. Thanks for the video and thanks for showing us all these exciting events in the US related to knitting and yarns. please keep them coming. I would also love to see a new one with knitting tips. :)

  3. 3 Sarah K

    What a wonderful podcast! I loved learning about this wonderful farm. I’m so tempted to buy a share in their fall shearing. I appreciate so much what you and your husband do.

  4. 4 Ruth

    What an interesting video. Really enjoyed seeing where our materials come from. Do you know how much yarn comes from one sheep?

  5. 5 Julie

    I really enjoyed the video…It’s really impressive to see where all that wool comes from! Thanks Cat and Eric for taking us all on these wonderful field trips!

  6. 6 Betsy

    Fascinating! I loved watching the shearing and seeing how it all is in one piece. Thank you for the great videos showing the knitting world.

  7. 7 Beth Johnson

    Hey! That was FASCINATING! I’ve just recently started home schooling my 10 year old. I’m going to show this to him.

  8. 8 megan

    Julie, the amount of yarn coming from a sheep differs from breed to breed. Different breed can grow wool differently.

    for instance, my Cormo sheep – which are a cross between a Merino and Corriedale – grow quite a lot of wool due to their wrinkly skin. More skin = more wool in this case.

    I don’t know much about other breeds and their wool growing abilities (I only have Cormo). Might be an interesting topic to research.

  9. 9 Paul

    Wow I didn’t know the fleece were so large. Thanks Cat…..I like your new haircut.

  10. 10 Christine

    Dear cat Ido so love the show.
    Iam coming to New York on the 13 of July.
    I am on my honeymoon, Can you recommend all the good yran shops in Manhattan.
    I got the knitting bug.

    From your faithful fan christine

  11. 11 Babeth

    Great video!
    A girlfriend and I helped with shearing at some local alpaca farms this spring, I’ve never seen a sheep done… very cool. It’s exciting to see the fiber from “animal” to project… (especially when you know the “critters” by name
    Thanks for the great, helpful and entertaining podcasts!! You guys rock.
    _Babeth :)
    new spinner and very new-bee knitter

  12. 12 Marce

    I’m so looking forward to the next live show – I finally got a webcam! :)

  13. 13 Zach

    Wow, I didn’t know what wool looked like just off the sheep. I wonder what keeps it together in one piece. Is it the VM and dirt that keeps it together? It was really interesting to see a shearing. I did notice that he really man-handled those sheep and yet they still weren’t hurt! That’s amazing!

  14. 14 Catt Groen

    Hi Cat…I just watched this episode today and I loved it. Watching the sheep get sheared was awesome, I had no idea what it looked like and what the wool would be like right off the animal.
    I’m totally going to look into their CSA project.

    Thanks for this awesome show…

    aka NewfieGirlplus4

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