I was really hoping that the mild weather we have been experiencing would carry over to today, but good old mother nature had other plans. I woke up to a chilly morning and was dreading shearing the rest of the ewes.
Here is Danica all bundled up, ready to go out to the barn with me. I’m sure there were a couple ewes that would have paid good money for her jacket 🙂
Luckily the sun came out and it feels good to have them all sheared.
There are a few that are looking very pregnant and some are starting to develop little bags, a definite sign that lambs will be here soon!
This is Rolling Hills Veronica, she is Reno’s mom. She has always been on the smaller side and I was shocked when I looked at her today because she seems to have grown this last summer. She is 3 years old. I haven’t paid attention to how long ewes grow. The rams definitely grow well into their 3rd year and it appears that the ewes do too.
I put them on a new pasture after shearing and Magoo decided that this man made concrete mountain was the perfect place to keep an eye on his charges. We have numerous concrete pads on our property from where the chicken barns were and my husband is slowly breaking them up and piling them to eventually haul off.
I am very thankful that Sheryl, my shearer, did such a fabulous job with my girls. They were all handled nicely and the fleeces are beautiful!