Wow, it feels like it has been a while...
Between the computer not cooperating, and life being extra busy I have not had much time to post.
Last week we spent part of our afternoon helping a friend with his sheep shearing. This particular sheep farm has a few more sheep than we do (double in numbers), as well as quite a variety of breeds. Mike helped move sheep, and I helped sort wool.
In the past, the shearer took the wool with him to sell. (for hardly anything) Recently, my friend started needle felting, and sees wool in a whole new light. I helped sort the wool, keeping some of the better fleeces out of the sheep shearers wool bag.
They use the same shearer that we do, but with his bigger flock the shearer bought along a shearing trailer to make the job go easier. Pretty Nifty contraption.
I fell in love with this BFL cross lamb. He is about a week old, and the sweetest little guy.
I LOVE the ears!!
I know they are relieved to have that yearly task checked off of their calendar. I was glad to be able to help a little.