Lena Rocks

Shearing my sheep

by on Jun.03, 2014, under Nature, Slideshow blog

Brought my two Shetland sheep over to a friends farm to shear them now that the summer is getting hot… and it was quite the experience – me never having done it before and not knowing what to expect.  The sheep are only about a year old and had never had it done before either so it was quite the surprise for them as well 🙂

Here is Fred stuck into the stand not knowing what was coming next… but he was very good about it.

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Lucky me have friends who believe in teaching people how to do things themselves rather than just doing it for them… so she got me started… and I got to cutting…

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It’s a little scary cause the shears are extremely sharp and you don’t want to nick the skin…

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It amazing how it all comes off in one big piece…

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Her herd of alpacas found it just fascinating… possibly hoping they would be next… maybe not… hard to know what an alpaca may be pondering…

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Poor Fred had no clue what had just happened and where his wool went… but I bet it felt pretty good…

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Once we put him back in the pen the sheep started butting for dominance – it was as if they didn’t know each other and amusing to watch.  Once we got home I had to reintroduce them to the dogs cause the dogs acted as if I had brought brand new animals home – very strange but interesting.

Now I have learned how to wash and process the wool as well but that is for another post.

Lena


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