Friday, August 11, 2006

Shearing day #1 and #2

I sheared Dinah two months ago, and then had to have my blades and clipper sharpened and serviced before I could tackle ewe #2. Dinah was the first sheep I've ever sheared, and I thought it went well. She didn't look too bad afterwards, and I think the fleece is useable, too. (Wow, it was a lot greener around here two months ago!)


Yesterday I sheared Rechel. What a back-breaking, NOISY chore - she and her daughter Bella need to be weaned from EACH OTHER! (Next year, I'm hiring someone to do it.) Anyway, Rechel and Bella survived their traumatic parting and it was fun to see the spots Rechel hides under all that wool. Here they are, together again, although Bella was still not sure at that point if this was her mom....



That's it for now at . . .

1 comment:

Kathy L. said...

Good for you, Michelle! I used to shear my own...of course, I was in my 20s then and am in my 50s now. I was going to hire someone to do it until my husband, looking at the small hand shears I got for emergencies, asked me when was I getting the electric clippers in to do my own shearing? (Why is it that guys see your lips moving but fail to recognize any conversation you say to them?)
Way to go and as my relations in New Zealand would say, "Good on ya, Michelle!"