Shearing Time Again

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While Minnie’s in surgery, the sheep are getting shorn.  The Shearer Jim McRae just left and now the sheep are looking trim. It’s a warm and windy day, sun and rain and dark clouds taking turns coming and going.  I took off my long sleeved shirt and thought it’s a good day not to be carrying around a ton of wool on your back.  Once again,  I’ll skirt the wool then Jon and I will make our pilgrimage to the Vermont Fiber Mill to have the wool processed and in April I’ll have more yarn to sell.

For now, here’s a little before and after of the sheep:

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Zelda’s always the first to be shorn.  Just so we don’t get any of the white wool mixed up with the brown wool.

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That’s Suzy, she gave Jim the hardest time.

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Ma was easy to catch.  She looked longing out the gate after she was shorn.

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Tess is really the friendliest sheep who is always trying to eat my jewelry and hair.

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Socks is also very social, after they were both shorn she was giving Tess a good sniff.

7 thoughts on “Shearing Time Again

  1. Beautiful colors! I raise Navajo Churro sheep and love the many colors. Also glad that Minnie is/will be on the mend. I don’t comment much but I do enjoy your blog every day.

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