Today we have been shearing the Soay sheep flock with an expert and learning how to see how lanolin (see orange yellow in the fleece in the photo) ‘lifts’ the fleece clear of the skin ready for shearing. We also learned that as its a cold start to May they are not as easy to shear as on a hot day when the lanolin is less waxy. All fasciating stuff – so much more to our wool jumpers !!!

Lanolin Wool lifting ready to shear