9 responses to Revisiting Isaac the sheep shearer

  • Tom
    Comment on Revisiting Isaac the sheep shearer (February 13th, 2013 at 10:31)

    Great Post

    Erik, This is a great story and post. You are so right it is amazing how news can travel and get to people in unexpected ways. I have to go back and read your post about Isaac. I have been coming to Amish America for almost 2 years. I rarely comment but I love reading your posts and the comments. I have learned so much from this site that adds to what I have learned from your book and many others. Thank you for your stories and post I really enjoy this site and it has become a daily ritial to come here every morning.

    Revisiting Isaac the sheep shearer

  • Carolyn
    Comment on Revisiting Isaac the sheep shearer (February 13th, 2013 at 11:26)

    Thanks for posting this. I went back & read the original post and enjoyed it. I hope to visit Holmes County soon but it’s a little far from my home in Texas.

  • Comment on Revisiting Isaac the sheep shearer (February 13th, 2013 at 16:17)

    You made him famous..! I wonder if that became a boost for his business? Never know who might be reading.. Fun story thanks for sharing

  • Tom in Kentucky
    Comment on Revisiting Isaac the sheep shearer (February 13th, 2013 at 19:23)

    Well I guess we finally have the answer. Isaac does indeed have a house.

  • Alice Mary
    Comment on Revisiting Isaac the sheep shearer (February 13th, 2013 at 21:32)

    Not sheepish!

    What a neat tale! I read the older post, as well. I can only wonder what I’d be thinking of (and not fall asleep and fall out of the buggy!) on such a long haul as Isaac’s, plodding down the road to his shearing “appointments”. I also wonder if he has soft, smooth skin from all the lanolin in the wool he shears (no, honest, that’s what I’ve heard!). I use “Wool Wax Cream” on my dry heels—now I’ll think of Isaac when I use it.

    There was a sheep farm in my area, quite possibly on the very land my library stands on now (the remainder of a small dairy farm is still across the street). I remember when we moved out here 24 years ago (before more housing developments went up),driving down that road and noticing a flock of sheep & thinking how cool it was! Heck, having grown up in Chicago, I’ve always been amazed by farm animals (or anything other than pigeons, squirrels & rats), so living so close to them was a real treat (silly as that may sound)!

    Say “hello” to Isaac for us, Erik. I’ll be very interested in hearing about if these posts made it through that “grapevine”!

    Alice Mary

    Revisiting Isaac the sheep shearer

  • Caroline
    Comment on Revisiting Isaac the sheep shearer (February 16th, 2013 at 15:43)

    Goog Story

    I’m pleased you had such a nice trip. I had read that article and enjoyed this one as well. I hadn’t thought of Amish as sheep shearers, but why not. Good article. Thank you.

  • Caroline
    Comment on Revisiting Isaac the sheep shearer (February 16th, 2013 at 15:45)

    Soooo sorry I can’t type today. I meant “Good article”

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