Almost done with shearing. I've been shearing a few sheep every night after work and a few more on the weekend. The last three rams will have to wait until we get back from Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I actually do like shearing the sheep. It gives me a chance to "bond" with each sheep and to get up close and really inspect each one...not to mention all the wool when I'm done!
Here are a few pics:
|Lady Rhinebeck finally getting her thick wool blank removed.|
|After...she's much cooler. Her lambs (two of them) anxiously wait for her release.|
|Winnie. Clipped her head and neck before she moved to the stand.|
|The wool blank falling by the wayside. She started feeling so much better.|
|Winnie, slowly being striped of about 15 pounds of wool.|
|Mavis...the last BFL yearling ewe to be sheared. She's pretty hawky and I totally expected a wild time on the stand. It was like she was trained for a show. She didn't move a bit.|