Friday, April 17, 2009

Sheep Shearing


I really thought this was going to turn out differently than it did. Another adventure for us. The clippers we have for the horses didn't work out quite like I expected so we did it the old fashioned way more or less. With a pair of scissors, we found out the "Copper" the sheep isn't copper, he's black! Well, we didn't know, this is our first sheep. Copper went off his feed 2 weeks ago and I have been concerned with him losing weight since he's going to be supper one of these days. So, I did a little reading and decided he was hot. 3 hours later, here is the naked sheep. I am absolutely covered in lanolin. His wool was drenched with it. At least my hands are soft now! I think Copper is happy, he's been wagging the tail we never knew he had ever since we turned him loose.....

3 comments:

  1. He does look pretty pleased with things, doesn't he? It's got to feel better for him!

    Glad you got it done!

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  2. Yay! the sheep is back to eating! Guess he was hot after all. Thanks for stopping in Hermit and Unk!

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