Saturday, February 27, 2010

Weekend Dose of Cute: It Was Sheep Shearing Saturday!


So excited they can hardly stand it—not.

More photos coming soon. Sheep shearing day is always a little exhausting, even if you aren't doing the actual shearing—or getting sheared. But thankfully it went really well. And now we're all busy recovering.

© 2010 FarmgirlFare.com, the suddenly svelte looking (well, except for all the pregnant bellies) foodie farm blog where this is one of stock dog Lucky Buddy Bear's favorite days of the year—he loves it when the sheep are all neatly crammed into a tiny space, especially if he's in there with them.

20 comments:

  1. Looks like they are anxiously awaiting their turn at the shears.

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  2. So so cute. I love the sheep. Always wanted to one day shear a sheep. it's on my bucket list, for sure =) totally cute blog, by the way!

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  3. What do you do with your wool from your sheep? Candy

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  4. Oh my. I didn't even notice him in there till you mentioned it. I was just overwhelmed by the thought of all that wool!

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  5. Great photo!! So how many new lambs do you think Lucky Buddy Bear going to be tending to this spring?

    Do you sell the wool?

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  6. Ooh...that looks like the inside of the new sheep barn. Did we ever get the full story on that??

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  7. EngineerChic2/28/2010 3:22 PM

    Can sheep ever look really excited? I think their ears will always make them look mellow & nonplussed with life. "Silly humans, I'm just going to grow it all back again!"

    Rest up, that must have been one hell of a tiring day.

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  8. Love the peak into the corner of your new barn. When do we get to see the whole thing? Soon? Looks like you have divided up the sheep into two groups - boys/girls, pregnant/not pregnant?

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  9. Where's the photos of the new barn?? :)

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  10. ~I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT!! AND THAT LUCKY BUDDY BEAR... YOU CAN HARDLY SEE HIM IN BETWEEN ALL THAT COMOTION :)

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  11. Funny...it was sheep shearing day at our farm yesterday, too. We (meaning a 21-year old hired shearer with a strong back) sheared 110 ewes. I would post photos on my blog, but I'm exhausted from watching him (and skirting all that wool and sweeping between fleeces) AND my camera has gone missing in all the frenzy. I hope it didn't get in one of those big bags of wool...

    Isn't it nice to have that job done?

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  12. Great photos, shearing already? it must be warm in Missouri.

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  13. Loved looking at all the sheep. I had missed Lucky in there till I finished reading your post. Got a chuckle out of him just sitting there looking as anxious to get this over with as the sheep.

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  14. Very cute picture! We do not sheer until May. They all look happy!

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  15. Had to really look hard to find Buddy..... I can't wait that it is sheep-shearing time already! Is winter really over out there?

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  16. Hey can you answer a question for any of us non-farmgirls? As it is snowing up a storm and still pretty cold here in the Northeast, when is the optimal time to shear the sheep?? Are they still warm for the remaining month or so of winter temps and cooler early spring temperatures???

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  17. I wonder what they are all thinking? ;)

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  18. To all you who are asking why she's shearing so early, read this post: http://foodiefarmgirl.blogspot.com/2007/01/farm-photo-13107.html

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  19. Hi Everybody!
    Thanks for all the comments. I'm working on a massive sheep shearing post which I'm hoping to have up later today, and will do my best to include answers to all of your questions in it.

    In the meantime, thanks to Ruth for pointing out this previous post where I talk about why we're shearing so early in the year. You'll also find more sheep shearing posts by cliking on the 'sheep shearing' label at the bottom of this post (just above the comments).

    And for those of you who are wondering, yes, that is indeed the inside of the fabulous new sheep barn. And no, I still haven't posted the step by step construction photos - but I promise I will one of these days! : )

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  20. Hi again Everybody,
    The massive Sheep Shearing Day 2010 post is up! You'll find lots of photos and answers to all sorts of sheep and wool questions here. Enjoy! :)

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