Sheepsitter In Action
Well it was quite a weekend. The most wonderful part, of course, was getting all 44 adult sheep sheared on Saturday afternoon (the lambs don't need to be sheared until next year). On Friday we tried to find someone to shear the sheep (because we really, really, really didn't want to do it ourselves). No luck.
On Friday night we received a surprise phone call from none other than our favorite shearer who had been out of commission with a broken leg. He was back in business! Despite the fact that it was 88 degrees in the shade and very stuffy in the barn, everything went exceedingly well, and he was done in less than 3-1/2 hours. The flock looks great (and there is so much more room in the barn).
No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you--the sheep in this photo have not been sheared. You see, while they are thrilled to have shed their heavy winter coats, they'll be a little camera shy for a few days until their wool grows out a bit.