Monday, May 07, 2012

Ewe's fluffy

And I'm not just talking fleece!
Yesterday I finally got Bonny's fleece off her. Turns out she was only loose enough to roo around her head, tail, and brisket, so I ended up scissor-shearing her. She was NOT a cooperative customer, but with a little help at the end from Rick, who tipped her so I could snip her belly, I got her done. Now I can get her and her daddy's fleece shipped off to a very patient customer.

Not only has my pretty brown Bonny gone completely white (she has the Ag fading gene from her sire), she has also gotten quite, um, stout. I have thought of her as my petite yearling, but "Miss Piggy" might be a more apropos descriptor.
Isn't it funny how the Ag gene acts as an eraser of wool color, leaving pattern only on the haired areas (face and legs)?

Grass like this isn't going to help Miss Piggy become svelte!

That's it for now from . . .

8 comments:

Jared Lloyd said...

Pretty fleece! Pretty green grass!

Michelle said...

Why thank-you, Jared!

Kelly Bartels said...

I really love the AG fleeces for making yarn, they have that wonderful heather effect that makes the finished product so interesting.

Michelle said...

I know a lot of people love Ag sheep; in fact, I know one who doesn't one any Awt sheep because she figures her Ag sheep give her white fleeces. But it sure can take over a flock! I have an Ag ram and Ag ewe (father and daughter); that's enough.

shelly hancock said...

I agree with Kelly about the heather effect, cool yarn. And just look at that crimp! Squeee!
Maybe Miss Bonny needs a treadmill. She can workout with Larry.

Ruth Dixon said...

Yikes, scissor shearing isn't fun. I've done it to a 200 lb Suffolk and we were both ready to pass out by the time I was done. Your grass is beautiful. Ours still has a lot of water around it...

Molly Bee said...

Love the next to the last pic. What an adorable face!

Susan said...

I am fluffy, too! She is a lovely sheep.