Last time we tried to put a bigger sheep coat on Suzy, she knocked Jon into the manure pile. This time, we did it right. Most of the sheep have or will soon outgrow their coats. Ma needs a new one and Tess will probably out grow the one I just put on her by the time she will be sheared in the spring. The coats keep their wool clean and keep it from getting bleached by the sun.
So this time, we had Red help us. He got them into the pole barn, then we closed the gates and Red gave them the eye, keeping them all in place, while we took old coats off and put new coats on. Suzy’s coat was too big so I had to stitch it up a bit. As her wool grows, I’ll let out the stitches. I measured Ma for a new coat. Socks still hasn’t outgrown her old coat, she’s such a small thing, there’s still lots of room for her to grow. And Zelda, of course, refuses to wear a coat.
I really appreciate Red at times like these, he made the whole job a lot easier.