All great art is a form of complaint. - John Cage

Most anarchists are gentle people.
-Anna Zilboorg

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Shearing Day

Tonya and I took the boys out to Sweet-Home-Spun yesterday for the shearing of the sheep.  Finn, Leo and Johnny played in the field:

The sheep in the barn queued up for their haircuts:

A large fleece. 

A shearin':


Lastly!  A recipe for kale chips that came home from preschool with Finn the other day:

1 large bunch kale
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 
2 tbsp. olive oil
Pinch of salt (regular or sea salt)

Have your kids cut the leaves from the stems with a knife or just pinch them into bite-sized pieces.  Toss with the olive oil, vinegar and salt in a mixing bowl.  Spread them out on a parchment covered cookie sheet and put them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.  I think you could even put them in at 375 for 10 minutes - they may get crispier.  It halps to turn them about halfway through the baking time.


Stephanie Klap said...

Are the sheep distressed during shearing?

adrienne callander said...

Oh, pretty much, yes. Not so much once they're in position - they are very easygoing during the actual shearing. Getting into position, on the other hand, less than docile. It helps to know that they run the risk of imploding if their fleece mats around their, er, evacuation area.