Shearing was a few days ago and it’s an event worthy of a few posts. I started talking about it in here but have been distracted by a major project which will take over my brain for a couple of weeks. I need a break from that so here are photos of shearing the rams. Thanks to Dona and Carole for contributing some of these photos.
This isn’t a ram but while I was catching them John started with Mary’s seven sheep.
Then it was Faulkner’s turn. Faulkner is a Bluefaced Leicester (BFL).
Catalyst is a lilac colored Jacob ram. Lilac refers to the gray-brown color of his wool and the facial markings.
What a gorgeous fleece!
Bide a wee Buster is almost a year old.
It’s been on my list to trim Buster’s horn, but John did it before shearing.
That’s another beautiful fleece coming off.
A shearer has to be careful in maneuvering those big horns.
Here is a close-up of Buster’s fleece. Notice the difference in color of the outside of the fleece and the inside in the photo before this.
Joker was the last ram to be shorn.
This photo clearly shows the difference in the black & white and lilac color pattern in the Jacob sheep.
Next up–shearing the ewes.