Hey Marblecake why are we all here? What's up? Why are they setting up all that stuff?
OMG they are killing Sandwich!!! We told her not to be such a pain the butt didn't we?
Ahmmmm. That doesn't look like much fun. Now they are killing that little whether.
Excuse me guys.... I don't really bend that way and I am kinda attached to that wool. I said just a bit off the top.
Please help me.
What the hell just happened?
Do you like our goat impersonation?
Yes shearing day is finished. 23 sheep were sheared here today. A local even brought over a Shetland Ewe that hadn't been sheared in at least two years for us to shear as well.
Here is just a few of the 20 some odd bags of fleece we got today. Three of the yearlings had their fleece totally destroyed from having escaped into the cockle bur patch. What's funny is the sheep don't even know each other after you get finished shearing them and they run around re-establishing their pecking order all over again. There actually were plenty of surprises as well. Sandwich isn't as small as she looked and several of the big ewes are now much smaller than they appeared. The biggest ewe gave up almost a 14 pound fleece and the Blue Faced Ram's fleece topped out at 15 pounds.
I only sheared three of them on my own with the professional watching and instructing me and I feel like I want to climb in bed for a week. I honestly don't know how these guys do it. I am not a small Man either and not that out of shape although I have put on some pounds lately and one sheep wears me right out. If I had four sheep to shear on my own I would take five days to do it.
One sheep a day with a day of rest in the middle I swear.
We wormed each victim as we finished too. Now we should start having lambs within the next week or so.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!