Thursday, June 05, 2008

Shearing in Spencer, MA

Jerry sheared 21 Dorset and Dorset crosses on Sunday, the 1st. It poured the night before, but with the breeze on the hill where these sheep were, they dried out pretty fast.

Here the sheep are hiding in the shade. They are all standing with their faces up against the trailer as if to say, "Maybe he can't see me and I won't be shorn." Just like an ostrich....

Jerry had a nice young helper. Robbie's parents own the farm where these sheep are pastured. He helped Jerry catch sheep, while I was on the other side skirting and bagging fleeces as they came off the sheep. Here is one ewe looking all the world like she is just going to take a nap.
The ram (father of the lambs) is 1/2 Rambouillet and 1/4 Dorset, 1/4 Merino, and chocolate brown. That explains most of the color of the lambs.

Here Susan's German Shepherd is moving the 2nd group of sheep out of their pen and up to the shearing area.

It was a wonderful day for shearing & I thank you Susan for the fleeces and all the great conversations!!

1 comment:

Molly, the BeanQueen said...

Hi Cindy,
was glad to see your babies - that is one thing I really miss, spring babies - in the past I had both lambs & kids.

drMolly, the BeanQueen

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