DARIEN — Nestled away in a Darien neighborhood, not far from the Post Road, sheep Chuckie, Belle Fleur and Bellina enjoyed a spring shearing last week, with their wool going toward the Connecticut blanket project. .
These Romney/Oxford cross sheep were born at their home in Darien and have been raised there by the Von Schmidt family. The sheep were shorn by Twist of Fate Spinnery, a Portland-based farm and wool service. Shearers Rick Trojanoski and Jeremiah Squier travel throughout southeast New England and New York shearing sheep.