Shearing the Rams

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.

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This isn’t a ram but while I was catching them John started with  Mary’s  seven sheep.

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Then it was Faulkner’s turn. Faulkner is a Bluefaced Leicester (BFL).

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Catalyst is a lilac colored Jacob ram. Lilac refers to the gray-brown color of his wool and the facial markings.

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What a gorgeous fleece!

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Bide a wee Buster is almost a year old.

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It’s been on my list to trim Buster’s horn, but John did it before shearing.

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That’s another beautiful fleece coming off.

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A shearer has to be careful in maneuvering those big horns.

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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.

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Joker was the last ram to be shorn.

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This photo clearly shows the difference in the black & white and lilac color pattern in the Jacob sheep.

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Next up–shearing the ewes.

 

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