It was a little crazy. I felt this photo accurately described what shearing day was like on Monday. Crazy sheep!
Seems the girls are smart enough to know what a halter is and that bad haircuts happen when one is involved. Debby and I managed to catch two of them and I only took one nose dive while doing it. Not bad if I do say so myself.
The actual act of shearing on the other hand didn’t go so well. I gave up on the idea of using electric clippers almost immediately after nicking Blanche a couple times without even realizing it. I quickly switched to the smaller size hand shears that I bought this spring and have to say that will be my
weapon tool of choice from now on. Easier on all of us over the larger shears I used last year.
The girls just LOVED having Debby give them ear scratches and corn nibblets while they were getting their spa treatments. They were much calmer than last year and so was I! Had it not been for Debby I might have quit immediately after I nicked Blanche and called it a day. We had a great time, I love how meeting a fellow blogger always feels like catching up with an old friend even though you’ve never met in person before.
I wanted to give you some nice after shots of our handiwork but the girls are way out on the north pasture.
I’m telling myself it is because the pasture is dry out there and not that they’re avoiding me today.