It’s shearing time again!!! Fresh fleeces and clean sheep.
In addition to shearing the ewes, I decided to have the lambs sheared as well. Their fleeces are so pretty and they are starting to get full of hay and junk from being in the barn.
Sheryl agreed to shear the sheep in groups of 15 again. She came this morning and sheared all of the lambs and will be back in December to shear the ewes.
Here they are – waiting their turn…
You can see Magoo, the llama, in the background watching over the whole operation.
Here is Chance, looking a little confused about what happened to her!
I love the colors in this fleece. It belongs to this big boy…
He is a new addition to the herding group. His name is Thatcher and he is a Jacob/Border Leicester cross. I love all of the leicester sheep.
There are several lambs in the herding group that are too dark for the Jacob standard, but look at all of the black/brown wool I have now! It is beautiful.
My husband was here to help and it was so nice. He helped with the sheep and I was able to skirt the fleeces.
Brrr! Cold lambies!
Ah, yes. Shearing time. I have my sheep sheared in late December or early January and it seems I just got finished getting all my fleeces processed. Time to start all over again, and also almost time for lambs!
You got a lot done.