|I'd say Francie needs a haircut, wouldn't you?|
The appointment is made with our friend and long time sheep shearer Dave. The night before, we shut the sheep in the barn to be sure they are dry for the early morning appointment. Also, they won't be so stressed about being moved around the barn if we take our time, bribe them with grain or sheep cookies and get them settled. They look pretty relaxed, don't they, even with the chickens checking for breakfast early (I'm peeking over at them from the hay mow) ~
|Good morning Girls!|
|Am I next? I can't see!|
I'm pretty that's Francie's silver grey fleece in the picture above. It was a good morning's work, followed by a hearty lunch and more "tall tales" around the table! There's still plenty of work ahead of me, just look!
|Bags of wool, loosely tied, plenty of "air holes", waiting to be skirted|
|So far, fleeces look great!|
|Clean Francie, and she's in great shape!|
If you have any questions about our flock or our care of them, please don't hesitate to email any time. In coming days, I should have more fleece photos and hopefully soon the lambs will start to make appearances!