We sheared on Sunday. What a gorgeous day for shearing (but hoping that the weather doesn’t continue this way–winter shouldn’t be over yet).The day before we were cleaning up the area around the barn and pushed the brush pile into the corral area where it’s safer to burn. The sheep thought that there might be something worth eating……or scratching on. I didn’t want them ruining a whole year of wool growth the night before being shorn so it was time to move them to the barn.I called the dogs in and Ginny got to help with the big group.
Sunday: Farm Club members are ready for action.First sheep.Mary is ready to grab and bag the fleece.Wait a minute. These sheep don’t look right.Cute, but not the right sheep.We started the day with 10 sheep from another farm. We told John (shearer) that was his warm-up.We got underway with the Jacobs. Farm Club members did all the work. Visitors watched. and I changed gates and moved sheep while playing with my camera.Here John is shearing Dazzle……while Amy holds her lamb.I think this is my favorite photo of the day. Peggy and Caroline babysit twins while their mom is being shorn.