The Sheep After Shearing

I know Rosemary’s head looks pretty gruesome, but, nothing to worry about,  it’s not her blood.  After Jim put a couple of staples in Zelda’s cut, Rosemary stuck her head under Zelda to see what was going on.

When she pulled her head back, it had a layer of Zelda’s drying blood on it.  It’s almost as if Rosemary was wiping the blood off with her head.

I just checked on Zelda and she’s walking around like nothing even happened.

It’s always fun to watch the sheep interact after they’ve been shorn.   It’s like they’re trying to get used to their new hair cuts.  Also, they often don’t recognize each other and act  as if they’re old friends who haven’t seen each other in years.  Maybe when Rosemary was sniffing Zelda she  was trying to figure out she was.

You can see Socks and Suzy getting to know each other again with a gentle head butt.  Socks and Suzy were two of my first sheep, along with Zelda and Tess, who died a few years ago . I got them all in 2012.

So Socks and Suzy have been though a lot together.

Many shearings, the move from  Old Bedlam Farm,  making their great escape up Route 22 and lambing.   They’ve known Rose and Izzy, Frieda and Lenore, Mother (the barn cat), the three goats, Winston (the rooster)  Simon, Ma, Deb, Jake, Chloe, and many chickens, along with all the animals we have now.

Every year their wool changes.  Suzy’s seems to get a little lighter and Socks’ a little darker.  Their lambs Liam and Pumpkin are the only weathers (castrated rams) on the farm.  And they like to butt heads sometimes too.

That’s Tess up front and Suzy and Socks behind her when I first got them in 2012. You can see how different they look.  Suzy’s wool was brown back then.

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