Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wanna Shear Some Sheep?

I need a sucker volunteer to come over Friday and assist me as spotter while I shear the sheep. The spotter’s duties would be to distract the others while I select my victim client. The spotter will also stand opposite the shearing stand from me to insure the victim client doesn’t leap to their death. The spotter should also be prepared to call 911 in case the sheep remember their haircuts from last year.

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In return for your assistance you will receive a bologna sandwich gourmet lunch and a dozen farm-fresh eggs.

christinesig

23 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

Funny post. I'm laughing so hard at you. Hope your day is a good one.

Karen Anne said...

I wish I lived near you :-)

Debby said...

I'm in.

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

If you were closer, I'd be just crazy enough to do it. Of course, I would expect you here for shearing next year. (Which would make you wish I hadn't. You'd gain a new appreciation for your shearing day!)

The Barn Door said...

I would come help if I were back home in Indiana. Have sheared a sheep or too myself and it was NOT pretty so I would love to stand and be a spotter!!! Learned right away to leave that job to the pros!

Michelle said...

Oh, we would have so much fun -- but I'd probably steal a fleece or sheep in the process!

Theresa said...

Ha! Thanks for the laughs but I think if it ever dries out that the 40 some ewes (that are still in full fleece) and 11 rams that I have left to go are on my list to shear!

Did get a couple done when it was dry on Sat.

Linda said...

I'd be there in a flash if I lived nearby...sounds like fun!

thecrazysheeplady said...

If I weren't so behind getting ready for the festival...

schoonoverfarm said...

Too bad I am not in Indiana. A bologna sandwich too!?!

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

IF you are serious, I am game!
kim

johnmayersquare said...

I need to do my own and am so scared...do you hand shear or do you use electric??? If electric, what type is it...I'm in desperate need of some suggestions!

Christine said...

I'm very serious Kim. Come on over and bring your muck boots! Oh and your camera as I'm sure it's going to be quality entertainment.

Last year I used hand shears, this year I'm going to add the electric. I'll still use the hand shears around their more delicate parts.

Christine said...

Forgot to say they are the Premier shears. Can't remember which model off the top of my head.

melanie said...

Gosh - would SO love to come over! If only I lived closer! I've had pretty good results with my hand shearing...would love to know if it's only my sheep being kind, or if I can actually do it to someone else's sheep!

Snappy Di said...

You know... Jayme over at The Coop Keeper blog loves learning new things. I am volunteering Jayme since she lives much closer to you than I do... hee hee

Di

Mom L said...

Oh, dear, I'm sorry I'm too far away! And I do like balogna sandwiches, as long as you have plenty of spicy mustard.

Nancy in Iowa

Courtney said...

Yeah, baby...count me in...I could use the experience!
Courtney

johnmayersquare said...

Thanks so much for the suggestion! I'm looking at some online now...my ewes are looking ratty! Good luck with yours!

Jayne said...

I have to work Friday, but if you throw in gas money and your brother's phone number I can be there Monday morning. ;)

Karen Anne said...

lol, Jayne :-)

Milah said...

Watching you would be fun, but helping...not so much.

sheepsclothing said...

I would totally come help if I wasn't 2000 miles away! Good luck- I'm sure you'll do great.